Subject: Re: NetBSD/OpenBSD usbdevs style differences
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/23/2004 20:22:13
On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Barry Bouwsma wrote:
> Moin, moin!
> Here's a stupid question that has popped up as I merge together
> all the *BSD USB usbdevs file data.
> I've noticed while adding from NetBSD into FreeBSD that a good
> number of product descriptions have been shortened somewhat in
> Now, while comparing OpenBSD and NetBSD, I see that OpenBSD has
> shortened even more product descriptions.
> So my question, will NetBSD be (considering) changing the product
> descriptions in the future to match those of OpenBSD?
> Below I give a couple examples of some changes in OpenBSD:
> --- usbdevs-netbsd-unpatched Thu Dec 9 16:26:28 2004
> +++ usbdevs-openbsd Thu Dec 9 13:21:37 2004
> -product ASANTE EA 0x1427 Ethernet Adapter
> +product ASANTE EA 0x1427 Ethernet
> -product TEAC FD05PUB 0x0000 FD-05PUB floppy
> +product TEAC FD05PUB 0x0000 FD-05PUB
For the former; it makes sense to work for consistency -
in NetBSD's pcidevs the vast majority of ethernet devices
do not include 'adaptor' (4 vs 196), while in usbdevs most
do (45 vs 24). Also if you do not have the driver configured
in and cannot work out what an 'Ethernet' device is, you are
unlikely to be helped with 'Ethernet Adapter'.
For the latter, I think it makes sense to keep the floppy.
'FD' is a common abbreviation, but there is bound to be
some manufacturer who has a product starting 'fd' which is
not a floppy device.
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