Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: Hank <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/11/1998 19:50:08
> I'm just wondering now if it is possibal to "force" driver devolpers to
> support a platform they do not have.  (ie if a bug only shows up in
> NetBSD require teh FreeBSD devolper fix that code) If anyone can come up
> with a way to do that without driving away good devolpers, be my guest.
> It is byond me to come up with such a thing.

Of course it's not possible.   You can't *force* anybody to hack on
free software.   But if the API is the same, then when a diff comes in
for a FreeBSD driver that appears to make sense, it'll likely get
incorporated.   Likewise for a NetBSD driver.   This is a Big Win - it
avoids a *lot* of version drift and bookkeeping, which we're all
suffering from now.