Subject: Re: Overhaul device parent matching in config(8)/kernel
To: MAEKAWA Masahide <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/25/2002 11:15:17
On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 03:08:36AM +0900, MAEKAWA Masahide wrote:

 > Maybe you don't need to do that. I have done almost.
 > My changes will nuke all ``needs-count'' for pseudo devices from files and
 > support fully cloning. Some of pseudo devices will be loadable.

Can you plese send me your patches for this?

That said, the reason I need a pseudo-device to have a "struct device"
is because I need to attach real children to it.

(As an aside -- the particular case I am working on is that of an iSCSI
initiator -- it is entirely software, and the device instance doesn't
exist until a mangement program creates it, but a "scsibus" needs to attach
to it...)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>