Subject: Re: "ofpci" and "ofppb" in NetBSD/sparc64
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/07/2002 10:38:12
In some email I received from Jason R Thorpe, sie wrote:
> Today, "ofpci" and "ofppb" were added to the sparc64 port.  There was
> no discussion about this on any technical list.
> The MI PCI framework in NetBSD is intended to render machine-dependent
> kludges like "ofpci" and "ofppb" unnecessary.  If there is a deficiency
> in the MI PCI code, then that deficiency should be discussed and addressed,
> rather than adding new machine-dependent code in this way.  Hashing these
> issues out in the MI code benefits all ports (consider the interactions that
> the PCI code will need to have with e.g. ACPI).
> As such, "ofpci" and "ofppb" must be backed out.  Please do this by
> Wednesday, 1700 PDT (at which point I will back it out myself if you
> have not already done so).

Just out of curiosity, when did you become portmaster for sparc64, Jason ?