On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:21:40PM +0200, Matthias Drochner wrote: > > There is some annoying abuse of autoconf interface locators > in files.* files, where pseudo-devices define them just > to get a "cfdriver" definition issued by config(8). There > is some code in config(8) causing that, but it doesn't make > much sense because a "cfdriver" definition is needed to make > use of eg. dynamic creation of pseudo-devices, which is unrelated > to the ability to attach children. An example is vnd(4). Yes, that hack is ugly. > I suggest to add a new keyword to the config(5) language, > "defpseudodev", to be used like "defpseudo", except that > it always creates the "device_t" related glue, without > the need to define dummy locators. > As a further step, the locator syntax could be removed > for classic "devpseudo" pseudo-devices, but I'd wait > with that until after the NetBSD-5 branch. Why wait? You can use config(5) version to manage that, and reject source trees that are too old. > Does this sound reasonable? Yes. -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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