Subject: Re: CFR: The Auto-Generation Block/Character Device Switch Tables
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: MAEKAWA Masahide <gehenna@NetBSD.org>
Date: 05/15/2002 02:29:02
John Franklin <email@example.com> wrote:
>First, how similar is the devsw_attach(9) API to the devfs registration
>API? If they were identical, this would be a win for drivers as they'd
>be source (and binary?) compatible which would ease adoption of devfs.
>Easing the transition to devfs would make this An Even Better Thing.
No relationship between them, I think. If you don't think so,
please explain/suggest your 'devfs' in SEPARATE thread.
>Second, even though it would change the device numbers for some devices
>on some ports, I echo Darren Reed's call to make it a single MI list,
>rather than a list per port under /sys/arch/<ARCH>/conf, perhaps
>allocating a section of majors for MD devices.
It's not my business to decide to share or not.
It's portmasters' work, right? If portmasters
decide to share, they do it.
--- MAEKAWA Masahide
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