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Re: FreeBSD devfs support on NetBSD 5.0
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:56:59AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:22:59PM +0300, Antti Kantee wrote:
> > Maybe we can get a report from Matt also, so that we can evaluate the
> > status and ensure progress instead of project locking? Frankly, devfs
> > shouldn't take that many weeks to implement if it is actually worked on.
> On behalf of the core team, I asked Matt about his devfs
> implementation (yesterday). I hope he won't mind my quoting the last
> part of his email response:
> "If HPS has a decent, working implementation of devfs that
> gets you the same features that I was proposing, then I'm all
> for integrating his and scrapping mine.
> That is, unless someone wants to pick up the patches I've got
> for devfs and finish it off."
Thanks for getting to this quicker than I could, Al.
Like I said, there are some outstanding issues with my devfs implementation,
- There are plenty of features missing from the devfs config file, such
as having device nodes created within directories, being able to match
devices on UUIDs/other unique info, etc.
- Updating the config file automatically whenever you chmod/chown doesn't
- auto module loading doesn't work.
- I was in the middle of converting drivers to use the new devsw_t type
which is a folded char/block device switch table entry data structure.
- There's probably more stuff
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