Subject: Re: Splitting of CATS from arm32 into arch/CATS
To: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/24/2001 09:15:15
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Ben Harris wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2001, Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > On Wednesday 23 May 2001 12:16 pm, Ben Harris wrote:
> > > Ah, but they'll all be in different places. We'll have
> > > cats/sets/kern.tgz, acorn32/sets/kern.tgz, etc.
> > Ok, so we then have a shared arm dir eventually for the other sets?
> Eventually. Look in NetBSD-1.5/shared/* to see the list. At the moment,
> comp has to be distinct because of header files (this should be fixed) and
> base needs to be separate because of /dev/MAKEDEV (I think).
Most of the other common MACHINE_ARCH ports are moving towards a
completely sharable userland. arm32 has the advantage of starting
from one :) It would be really nice if it could be kept completely
sharable for 1.6.
There are some initial notes at
Interestingly the two things not mentioned are includes and MAKEDEV :)
IIRC /usr/include/machine should go away or switch to being
MACHINE_ARCH sharable, and anything MACHINE specific should be
referenced directly via <cats/whatever.h>.
MAKEDEV is a more interesting problem - for arm32 we could get away
with a single version, but other ports merging are going to hit a
harder problem. Initial options would be:
- MAKEDEV gets _very_ ugly on m68k and suchlike.
- Shared ports MAKEDEV calls MAKEDEV.$MACHINE
- We bail entirely and swith to devfs
I would guess the second option...
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