Subject: General feeling on merging APIs...
To: None <,,>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/26/1999 22:22:29
In message <> "Justin T. Gibbs" writes:
: The hope is to provide a consistent interface across
: all *BSDs which is why I've addressed this to all of the *BSD projects.

More generally, I'd like to identify areas where the kernel APIs of
the various projects have diverged and see what, if anything, can be
done about them.  I'd also like to get commitment from the various
controlling bodies of the *BSD projects to a statement something along 
the lines of:

	We support the identification of API differences between the
	various BSDs.  We generally support the idea of merging the
	APIs, but reserve the right to veto anything too radical.

I've been trying to put together some compatibility shims for
newconfig drivers in FreeBSD's new-bus world and have run accross a
number of minor differences that would be trivial to fix.