Subject: Re: Device Properties: The Next Generation
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/21/2001 16:54:31 writes:
> The authors of different devices are likely to be different
> and may very well decide to use properties in manners that
> can conflict.

as long as they don't try to use conflicting property schemes 'across'
a single device, this should be fine.  PROP_INHERIT or no.

> In addition, there are properties provided
> by firmware,

Which _must_ be mapped to NetBSD device properties via some semantics
that we define.

> and even users will be able to add arbitrary
> properties to arbitrary devices by editing the config 
> files.

No.  The way I see it, they'll be able to add properties defined in
the files files, by editing the config files.

I.e., the driver/system authors ("we") control the files files, we
decide what are allowable values there, and we decide what fits in
well with the rest of the property hierarchy.