Subject: Re: Renovating autoconf(9)
To: Iain Hibbert <>
From: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/11/2007 16:48:05
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On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 08:11:28PM +0000, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > If you have more specific needs or rants about our currnet autoconf(9)
> > that I would not be aware of, this is your chance to see them
> > addressed.
> Something that I know nothing about but think 'might be a nice idea' is to
> have each device attach function called in its own thread or lwp, so that
> firstly the defer function is not needed and secondly autoconf can proceed
> in parallel. If a device can't proceed until a disk is mounted so that
> firmware can be loaded then hey, just wait until then.

A problem with autoconf in parallel and our current /dev is that parallel=
autoconf can give wildcard devices different minor numbers from boot to=20

mjf is working on a devfs which would remove this concern, though.

Take care,


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