[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: config(5) break down
On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM, matthew green <mrg%eterna.com.au@localhost>
> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 6:49 AM, David Holland
> <dholland-tech%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 06:22:17PM +0900, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> > > > > % grep ':.*,' sys/conf/files | wc -l
> > > > > 86
> > > >
> > > > And? I don't understand your point. There are a lot more than 86
> > > > entities in sys/conf/files.
> > >
> > > There are many instances where modules have multiple dependencies.
> > And? I still don't understand your point.
> OK, then I may be misunderstanding what you meant by "diamonds".
> But anyway, never mind. I give up convincing you because this seems
> to be never going to be constructive. I see no benefit in convincing
> please keep going.
> i am yet to see any benefit to your ideas in this thread. you've
> not given any good reason for breaking up files*.
To manage dependency nicely.
When a module A dpend on B, you write "define A: B", where B has to be
already "define"'ed in the current syntax. We're managing such
ordering "by hand" in sys/conf/files. By splitting files & use
"include", we don't need to manage such a mess by hand. David Holland
already understood this:
So we have already agreed that split has "some" benefit. The point
is, my split+include way doesn't need any syntax change.
I'm not saying changing syntax is bad. My complaint is that David
Holland is suggesting things without understanding the existing
syntax. I spent a whole weekend to read sys/conf/files, ioconf.c, and
module stubs in sys/dev/usb/uaudio.c. I wasted a whole weekend. I've
been wasting more time to convince David Holland who has never
bothered to understand the existing syntax.
Main Index |
Thread Index |