Subject: Re: if_de vs. if_tlp
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/23/2005 22:45:15
On Nov 23, 2005, at 7:37 PM, Garrett D'Amore wrote:

> I noticed that it appears that the set of PCI devices supported by
> if_de.c is a strict subset of those supported by if_tlp_pci.c.  The  
> only
> device not supported by if_tlp_pci.c is the DEC4250 EISA controller.

The DE425 EISA controller is supported by if_tlp_eisa.c ... we should  
just remove if_de.c at this point.

> It seems like it might be a good idea to remove the PCI-isms from
> if_de.c, and move it into the dev/eisa subdirectory.  (Is there anyone
> who actually has a DEC4250 controller who can test this config?)
> A better idea might be to generalize if_tlp_pci.c so it can support
> alternate busses (the AN985 is also available in cardbus, for  
> example --
> I actually have one of those cardbus cards), and then create a
> if_tlp_eisa.c.
> Thoughts?
> -- 
> Garrett D'Amore                          http:// 
> Sr. Staff Engineer          Extending the Power of 64-bit UNIX  
> Computing
> Tadpole Computer, Inc.                             Phone: (951)  
> 325-2134

-- thorpej