Subject: Re: Refactoring MI devices in GENERIC and friends
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/11/2007 16:49:37
On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 12:54:32PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 03:33:17PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > My suggestion is that all MI drivers for PCI, Cardbus, USB and PCMCIA
> > (devices, not necessarily controllers) are collected from i386 and
> > amd64's GENERIC kernels and added to
> > src/sys/conf/std.{pci,cardbus,usb,pcmcia}.
> I would prefer to have well working support for device driver modules
> which get loaded on demand.

Sorry, but that is 100% orthogonal. Well, not 100% -- if you don't know
that the drivers build in the kernel, you can't expect them to work as
LKMs. That doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see improvements in that