Subject: RFC: rearrange the Atheros HAL sources
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/2006 18:51:21
I would like to rearrange our Atheros HAL sources in sys/contrib/ to
ease HAL importation from FreeBSD and madwifi.org. Here is the new
arrangement that I propose:
COPYRIGHT README ah_desc.h freebsd version.h ah.h
sys/contrib/dev/ath/netbsd/ OS "glue"
ah_if.m ah_osdep.c ah_osdep.h
sys/contrib/dev/ath/public/ OS-independent binaries
... HALs ...
This will ease updates by myself and by other developers. I believe
we will get more frequent HAL updates following this rearrangement,
both by reducing the work and increasing in manpower.
Just a few facts that may quiet a few objections before they start:
This is not a settled or imminent change. I may not make
the change myself, since I'm "purty durned busy."
I am responsible for the present arrangement of the sources,
which was designed, for better or for worse, to parallel
the sys/ hierarchy.
With the current arrangement, importing HALs is more work and
more error-prone than with the FreeBSD/Linux arrangement,
but there is enough of a hump that it does not happen as
often and as quickly as we would like, moreover,
the additional work will be mine and a couple of others'; in
all likelihood, it will not be your work.
David Young OJC Technologies
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