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Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man4
On Jan 20, 1:58pm, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
} On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:10:05AM -0500, David Young wrote:
} > The driver should be converted, however, I don't think that there is
} > a case for "bluntly removing" bktr(4),
} Yes, I was corrected already (the conversion should go towards video(4)).
} But as always, it is about picking the good defaults for GENERIC.
In NetBSD, GENERIC kernels generally contain everything that could
possibly be useful and doesn't cause problems (some newer drivers are
buggy, some interfere with other devices, and some have caused damage
to hardware). This means the question is very simple: is the driver
brand new, or does it cause problems in some way? If the answer is no
to both questions, then the driver is included; there are no other
factors to the decision. Note that "cause problems in some way" does
not include consuming resources such as wired kernel memory.
}-- End of excerpt from Jukka Ruohonen
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