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Re: Adding KAUTH_DEVICE_TTY_ATTACH_<TYPE>
On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 03:55:28AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 08:14:50AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> > The other two I'm not sure about but in the future if somebody did the
> > work to switch strip(4) and slip(4) to auto-cloning devices, the ENABLE
> > for those could be dropped..
> I think strip(4) should be removed. Technically -- if the hardware it
> was written for still exists anywhere -- it would work, but only if
> someone had enough of the ancient radios to build a mesh network, since
> Metricom went boom and turned off all their repeaters a decade ago.
If somebody will send me a pair of strip(4) radios, I will maintain
the driver until either I run out of time, or strip(4) clearly holds
back kernel development, whichever comes first.
(What can I say, I like the idea of retro radio-networking.)
> I am not sure what should be done with slip(4). It is possible that, by
> now, it should be removed too.
Speaking as one who has done a lot of rototillage of the network
drivers, especially by overhauling ifioctl(), both strip(4) and sl(4)
were painless to update compared with lmc(4), pdq(4), and srt(4).
David Young OJC Technologies
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