Subject: Re: workaround for FreeBSD binary that hardcodes a device major (was: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/conf)
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/2006 23:33:24
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On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 03:13:31PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
> [About http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/source-changes/2006/09/23/0110.htm=
> > This would seem to break all kernel configs that don't have a twa
> > device. At least for evbppc/WALNUT I get:
> > # link WALNUT/netbsd
> > [ ... ]
> > devsw.o:(.data+0x590): undefined reference to `twa_cdevsw'
> I backed the change out to restore the build, but I wonder how this
> should be fixed.
> 3ware's tw_cli is only available as a FreeBSD or Linux binary. The
> FreeBSD version hardcodes the twa major at 187. There is the same
> problem for twe at major 146. I see 3 options
> 1) Tag the major 187 as reserved in the MI range and only define it on
> 2) Use a MD major for twa, and patch freebsd_sys_mknod() so that 187
> gets translated into the right major
> 3) Use a MD major for twa, and patch the tw_cli binary so that the rig=
> major gets used.=20
> What's the best way?
> since the hardcoded value is for freebsd, #2 seems the right place.
I agree. It's a FreeBSD-specific issue, it needs a FreeBSD-specific fix.
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