Reminder: non-mpsafetty drivers to be *dis*connected on Sunday
sam at freebsd.org
Sun Aug 3 17:45:15 UTC 2008
M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <20080801134435.GQ99951 at hoeg.nl>
> Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl> writes:
> : Maybe I'm replying to too many messages at the same time, but as John
> : said, it's a lot easier making the remaining drivers work after the code
> : has been integrated. It's not like we're permanently carving things into
> : stone - we've almost got a full year to get it all working again.
> We've heard this promise before. It rarely has resulted in the
> promised work. I don't think this is the right way forward.
I'll point out that my vap work languished for almost 3 years waiting
for help to convert drivers. That help never really came; people did
pitch in towards the end (not to belittle the help I received) but in
the end it took sponsorship to see it into the tree. Even now there are
drivers that are unfinished (ipw comes to mind) and much work still remains.
I am solidly behind Ed and believe his plan is the correct one.
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