cvs commit: src/share/examples/drivers

Robert Watson rwatson at
Tue Aug 8 13:27:17 UTC 2006

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Yar Tikhiy wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 05:46:41PM +0400, Roman Kurakin wrote:
>> Example is for developers mostly, so I in doubts about MFC compilation
>> fixup and this
>> one commit.
> I still can remeber that, when the world and I were younger, I used to study 
> FreeBSD examples and sources for any release I had on hand at the moment. 
> There still are plenty of places on the globe where off-line is the normal 
> state of being, so we should provide good reference material for developers 
> on our release CD's, to my mind. This also warrants MFC of fixes to source 
> comments as long as they help to understand the code.  Of course, all this 
> is just my private opinion.

In general, I think we're better served by providing skeleton or stub 
implementations of code that are part of the base source tree (and compiled as 
part of it) than providing scripts and detached sample source code.  The 
reason is that any code not attached to the tree almost instantly rots into 

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

>> Roman Kurakin:
>>> rik         2006-08-06 11:06:36 UTC
>>> FreeBSD src repository
>>> Modified files:
>>>   share/examples/drivers
>>> Log:
>>> - Added ability to provide (optional) path to the kernel sources
>>> - Fixed path for ${s}/conf/files.FOO and a note that it should be merged
>>> into
>>> corresponding file to be able to compile the kernel
>>> - Changed kernel configuration example with the driver: it is not
>>> produced by
>>> copying Generic but by including it
>>> - Changed from automatic module building to asking an user if it whants to
>>> Reviewed by:    julian@
>>> Revision  Changes    Path
>>> 1.23      +32 -19    src/share/examples/drivers/
> -- 
> Yar

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