Subject: port-macppc/9694: macppc GENERIC kernel is incomplete
To: None <>
From: None <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/28/2000 15:14:54
>Number:         9694
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       the GENERIC kernel does not contain every supported device driver
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer (NetBSD/macppc Portmaster)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar 28 15:15:00 2000
>Originator:     Thilo Manske
Dies ist Thilos Unix Signature! Viel Spass damit.
>Release:        up to 1.4X
#	$NetBSD: GENERIC,v 1.59 2000/03/26 09:16:01 tsubai Exp $
#	GENERIC -- everything that's currently supported

GENERIC kernels should contain drivers for "everything that's currently
supported", but NetBSD/macppc supports many, many more devices than the
GENERIC kernel does.  E.g. all those PCI devices with MI drivers are
unsupported by GENERIC.

I don't have an overview of all the devices driver if they are all
endianess clean etc. , but e.g. the "ex" driver works fine and should be
added to the GENERIC and INSTALL kernel config files.

Read the macppc GENERIC config-file and compare it to e.g. the i386 one.

Add those PCI, PCMCIA, Cardbus and maybe some other devices to the macppc
GENERIC and INSTALL config files wich are known to be machine independent
and currently missing there.