Reminder: non-mpsafetty drivers to be connected on Sunday

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Aug 1 13:45:28 UTC 2008

In message <20080801132624.GG1359 at>, Peter Jeremy writes

>OTOH, a piece of middle-ware that doesn't work with the underlying
>hardware drivers makes that hardware useless.  MPSAFE is probably more
>important than any particular non-console driver but Ed is talking
>about disconnecting almost every non-console TTY driver.

And I'm right behind him.

If digi(4) is important, somebody with hardware will fix it, if it
isn't important it will not be fixed, and good riddance.

I think you are being unreasonable, and I'll point you at an old
post I made, rather than rehash the arguments again:


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