Subject: Re: sparc/alpha esp driver
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/1997 13:14:17
From: "Gordon W. Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 97 16:33:53 EST
The sun3x port needs an esp driver. At present, it appears that
we are faced with the prospect of adding yet another batch of ugly
sections to a copy of sys/arch/sparc/dev/esp.c unless some better
way is developed to handle the necessary machine-dependent glue.
Thats what the esp_[busname]_match and esp_[busname]_attach stuff in
connection with the abstract address space (sometimes called "bus")
stuff is about :-)
Personally, I'd rather have the MD glue in separate files, with
the MI part of the driver in sys/dev/ic or something.
I second this request.
With a properly splitted ESP driver, we would even have a chance to
replace the Amiga sfas driver, which is horribly buggy.