Subject: RE: Ideas about the cdevsw/bdevsw structs.
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/16/1999 09:40:21
> 	All major numbers are kept in an include file; machine/conf.h
> 	for example. [..]
> 	config(8) is changed to include and use this defines in swapnetbsd.c
> 	instead of getting the majors out of the "files" file. No need to
> 	duplicate info :-)

This doesn't work out for third-party stuff.

There needs to be a "files" file anyway, so better only declare it there.
Second, lets add a keyword to config to let it add an arbitrary "files" file
as if it was included at the  end of "arch/$ARCH/conf/files.$ARCH".

This way third party stuff wouldn't need to patch anything in the kernel
source, just add a new subdirectory to sys/ and a few entries to the config