Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/sandpoint/stand/netboot
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 11/02/2007 10:29:51
Tim Rightnour said;
> I think these standalone PCI drivers are a really great thing to have in the
> system, for those machines that have really crappy boot ROMs and whatnot and
> can't do anything useful on thier own.
> Is this something that can possibly be moved down into libsa at some point,
> once you get the drivers working and are happy with them?
Yes, that is my plan.
> Please understand, I don't want this to be a big, super-complex architecture
> with bus_space and whatnot, just a simple system like you are doing now, where
> presumably the ports will have to provide thier own inb/outb stuff to make it
It's my standpoint, too. Tired of debugging etherboot/grub/uboot code to
run and having strong confidence "this should be far small and simple," I started
writng them in rush. And yes, I want to keep LIBSA loosely coupled with the
rest of NetBSD kernel structure (or -ism API) and include files (it started its life
when NetBSD did not exist on this planet, didn't it?) The aim is the ease of code
re-usability, or "retargetting," out of NetBSD context. I used LIBSA derivative
code for non NetBSD OS several times and got paid in fact.
Toru Nishimura / ALKYL Technology