Subject: Re: drivers outside sys (was Re: kernels no longer buildable in isolation?)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/25/2005 11:48:04
"Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:

> I have to say I really find it odd that we have the ath driver outside
> of sys instead of in a special place inside of sys/ -- I've never felt
> that was a really good idea. We should move it someday.

I agree.  I see the point of having non-free (or non-BSD-licensed)
bits kept segregated, but perhaps /usr/src/sys/contrib instead of
/usr/src/contrib/sys would address der Mouse's complaint* about
needing bits not under /usr/src/sys and still meet the segregation

*I am very sympathetic to being able to create a separate kernel
 source by just copying sys.  Of course you still need a complete
 toolchain (host and cross), but that's separate from what you'd have
 to duplicate.

        Greg Troxel <>