Subject: Re: ath seems still buggy
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/19/2005 12:29:36
On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:08:28AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> It seems that there are some diag tools, which presumably use some
> ioctls in sys/dev/ic/ath.c, and these are in FreeBSD userland but not
> NetBSD.  It should be reasonably straightforward to bring them in
> (modulo arguments about where the sources and the binaries should go :-).

I don't believe they should go in the base distribution *at all*.  We
already have an absurd profusion of fooconfig and foodiag programs and
we should be working on making the problem better, not worse.

We have a dynamic sysctl framework.  If we must ship a program named
"athdiag" or the like, why can't it be a shell script wrapper?