Reminder: non-mpsafetty drivers to be connected on Sunday

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Aug 1 12:53:23 UTC 2008

In message <20080801124845.GZ1359 at>, Peter Jeremy writes
>On 2008-Aug-01 13:40:53 +0200, Ed Schouten <ed at> wrote:
>>One of the most important things I forgot to mention: I've attached the
>>patch I'm going to commit. Comments on the patch are very welcome!
>This patch just disconnects the majority of the serial drivers from
>the build.  Whilst I support the aim of making the TTY subsystem
>MPSAFE, as I've previously stated, IMO, just disconnecting everything
>is not the way forward.

I got a syntax error on this email Peter, didn't you mean to write:

"Great work Ed, let me send you some patches"

A MPSAFE tty subsystem is infinitely more important than any particular
non-console tty driver.

If FreeBSD should have digi(4) support in the future somebody should
spend some quality with the driver, instead of stopping Ed from
making much necessary progress.

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