On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:00:58AM -0500, David Young wrote: > On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 03:09:36PM +0000, Quentin Garnier wrote: > > On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 09:23:04AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote: [...] > > > FWIW, what David outlines is pretty close to the way i2c direct config > > > works in -current. > > > > Your point is? In David's scheme, the ichlpc driver has to do the work > > to attach the pcib driver and said work has to be replicated in every > > other variant, and you still need a generic variant to attach the actual > > pcib driver when none of the *pcib drivers match. > > Replicating the work of attaching a pcib(4) in the variant drivers is > not so much work. But then, status quo is even less, and not that different. It's funny how things go. My intent was to provide a new tool, and to show an example of a situation where said tool is less of a kludge, more module- friendly and so on. And now some people thinks I'm focused on that particular issue. But if I hadn't given any example, I'm sure people who have stopped right away at what would have seem like a complete shot in the dark. > > And after that, the > > pcib driver will have to know that it might be on an ACPI system and > > thus can fetch information there. Think what you want, but to me it is > > nonsense and that's exactly what I am trying to find a solution to here. > > The pcib(4) driver only needs to attach its isa(4). isa(4) need not know > anything about ACPI, it just walks its MI device properties list to see > what is directly configurable. > > I don't understand why isa(4) was out of the picture in your flavors > proposal. It's a corner that I've cut; I had the acpinodebus attachments so I used them, for the sake of the example. I could have taken that bit from Jared's old patch (although I dislike using the same match function for both direct and indirect configuration, but then it's not like autoconf(9) leaves any room there), but, really, it wasn't the point. I've cut a lot of other corners in that patch. -- 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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