Reminder: non-mpsafetty drivers to be connected on Sunday

Ed Schouten ed at
Sun Aug 3 20:46:47 UTC 2008

Hello Robert,

* Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:
> I'm a fan of giving it a week or two breather and focusing on updating  
> drivers, documentation, etc, and then merging it all in mid-august.  I 
> don't think there's any need to delay things a month,

My thoughts exactly. I also mentioned this in a private message to
Warner. I'm sure we'll talk about this at the DevSummit, which is a good
thing. As I once mentioned, it would be rather painful for me if we
would delay it too long, because now is my summer break and in September
it is not.

> but if we have eager hands (Peter Jeremy, Peter Wemm?) waiting to
> update drivers given a bit of documentation, now is the time for them
> to start looking at the wiki and figuring out what they're missing.

Yes. Peter Wemm already mentioned he doesn't mind fixing up si(4) after
the import, which also removes some of the pressure. As mentioned on the
Wiki page: don't be shy to poke me if you have any questions/comments!

> BTW, what do you (Ed) think of uploading the patch for one of the
> drivers to the wiki and annotating the diffs?

That sounds like a good idea. I think I'll annotate
/sys/ia64/ia64/ssc.c, which has become really simple after it had been
ported to mpsafetty.

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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