cvs commit: src/share/examples/drivers

Roman Kurakin rik at
Thu Aug 10 11:00:44 UTC 2006

Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 02:06:18AM +0400, Roman Kurakin wrote:
>> Robert Watson:
>>> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Roman Kurakin wrote:
>>>> We could add a "foo" driver to the LINT generated by this script with 
>>>> notification that it was generated and all changes should be placed 
>>>> to script.
>>> I guess I can't help but wonder if a script is necessarily better than 
>>> a well-commented template.
>> Today I've talked with ru at . He suggests to put an example to tree and 
>> change script to produce
>> a copy of driver using example from tree as a template via sed or smth 
>> like that. It sounds like
>> a good idea. We could have a single dir in subtree with various examples 
>> and a set of scripts that
>> could produce from one of the examples a driver to start with.
> ...and if you manage to make the driver do some real job so that
> people start using it in production, it will have nearly zero chance
> to fall into oblivion; it will remain in a very good shape instead.
> No, I'm telling nonsense here:  A useful driver will be hacked
> sooner or later into a huge, ugly, incomprehensible beast reeking
> with features. :-)
If you want to add a new functionality you just need to create a new 
Probably it wouldn't be bad to have a driver with higher level of complexity
that can do the same (and more) than the other one that is much more simple.


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