Subject: Re: A TODO list for cardbus/ PCMCIA support.
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/1999 22:06:43
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This should enable us to use pcmcia cards which are not inserted at
> the boot time.
> - probe/attach routines to attach driver stub, regardless of actual
> hardware in the slot. no hardware initiialization is made here.
> - attach routine registers callback routine to pcmcia service.
> maybe 2 functions, xx_dyn_attach and xx_dyn_detach.
> - xx_dyn_attach will be called on card insertion or slot powerup,
> so that we can actually "attach" the card.
> - xx_dyn_detach will be called on card removal or slot powerdown,
> so that we can actually "detach" the card (NOTE: driver will not be
I'm sorry, but this architecture is just broken. (If you want to know
what's not, read the list archives.)
While i'm all for progress that doesn't hurt existing code, I can't
see how you can progress in this direction without severely thwacking
the existing autoconfiguration code in very bad ways.
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.