Subject: Re: PCMCIA & ATAPI
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/01/1997 18:33:27
Lennart Augustsson writes:
> I've got a question to the port-master of i386, and the rest of
> core, I guess.  I recently got a laptop computer and naturally
> I want to run NetBSD on it.  Also naturally, I want to use a PCMCIA
> ethernet card and the ATAPI CD-rom.
> Well, I applied the PCMCIA and ATAPI patches that are available
> for NetBSD and everything works just wonderfully (better than I
> expected even!).  But it is a pain to keep up with current when
> you've made changes like these.  So my question is: how far away is
> the integration of PCMCIA resp. ATAPI into current?  Is there anything
> I can help to do speed up the process?

The PCMCIA code, although functional, is considered "bad".

You can help by aiding in the effort to partially rewrite it so that
it can be integrated.

The ATAPI code is considered "not quite finished"; perhaps its author
can speak about its status?