Reminder: non-mpsafetty drivers to be connected on Sunday
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Aug 1 13:46:54 UTC 2008
In message <200808010901.39545.jhb at freebsd.org>, John Baldwin writes:
>On Friday 01 August 2008 08:53:18 am Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> 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.
>On the other hand, we didn't throw out half the NIC drivers when we did the
>MPSAFE network stack locking either, we allowed for a transition that gave
>time for individual drivers to be locked.
First there are close to 10 years of difference in how relevant
serial ports and ethernet interfaces are.
Second, I think we could have saved if we had done just that :-)
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