netatm: plan for removal unless an active maintainer is found
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed Mar 15 17:58:20 UTC 2006
Am Wed, 15 Mar 2006 10:29:03 -0700 (MST)
schrieb "M. Warner Losh" <imp at bsdimp.com>:
> : > now available to work on the capi integration, and hopefully will do
> : > the SMP safety work as part of that. If not, it's also on the
> : > chopping block. It's a significant piece of otherwise unmaintained
> : > code, and something that's not trivially testable (at least, not by
> : > me or anyone I've talked to lately :-). I don't want to see it leave
> : > the tree, but it needs to be updated so that it can run MPSAFE before
> : > 7.0.
> : I may add, that Hans-Petter Selasky has a MPSAFE replacement (written from
> : scratch it seems) for I4B (AFAIK including capi) and the USB stack. I have
> : tested or reviewed neither of them, but as far as I can read in the
> : mailinglists, he adresses not only the issues you mention here, but he also
> : provides bugfixes and additional features compared to our current code base.
> The problem is that this code isn't busdma safe at the moment. It was
> posted for review on the NetBSD lists and this was the biggest set of
> comments on tech-kern at netbsd.org. Since it isn't busdma safe, we'd
> lose usb on sparc64 (and maybe arm) when this code is brought into the
> tree. There have also been signficant concerns about the locking
> that's done in the code as well, but I've not reviewed it recently.
> There's been a lot of work done here, and that work is generally good,
> but last time I looked at the code it wasn't ready to be integrated to
> the tree.
The questions are:
- What's less work to do?
- Is there someone who is willing to do the work?
The computer revolution is over. The computers won.
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