Subject: Re: Dumping autoconf info from DDB
To: Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/2000 20:55:22
On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> To allow completely dynamic runtime reconfiguration,
> not only unpacked locators, but also almost all information in files.*
> file are needed for kernel.
> For example, to add new device configuration entry dynamically,
> kernel have to know what is the locators where the devices hangs, and
> default values of the locators, and....
Unpacked locators is a simple first step that would allow
reliable tweaking of what we currently have, but I agree a
more complete solution would be desirable longterm.
> Newconfig project of japanese freebsd people tried to solve this
> problem by extending NetBSD configuration mechanism dynamically.
> (adding new drivers and new buses completely dynamically was also
> one of their goals.)
This looks quite interesting - does their overall approach
seem compatible with NetBSD? If so, would they be interesting
in coordinating with pulling something like this into the
main NetBSD tree?
> Their halfway result can be found on the following URLs,
> comparing this with our config is not difficult, since this
> was based on Dec 30, 1998 version of NetBSD's config.
> raw RCS file:
> This config(8) does unpack locators, and also outputs files.*
> information to newioconf.c file. (though files.* information should
> be accessed dynamically, not only statically linked to kernel)