Call for testing: emu10kx driver for Creative sound cards
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed May 24 08:29:04 PDT 2006
From: "Yuriy Tsibizov" <Yuriy.Tsibizov at gfk.ru>
Subject: RE: Call for testing: emu10kx driver for Creative sound cards
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 14:39:57 +0400
> > + .Pp
> > + Sysctl nodes provided by drivers should not be considered to be
> > + permanant unless they are documented in the driver's man page.
> > + Names which start with _ denote a tree or node which is considered
> > + impermanant and should not be relied up by code elsewhere in the
> > + system.
> > + Driver writers should use the sysctl infrastructure provided by
> > + .Xr device_get_sysctl_ctx 9
> > + and
> > + .Xr device_get_sysctl_tree 9
> > + for their sysctls.
> > + Drivers should migrate from past interfaces to this new
> > interface, but
> > + provide, where needed, backwards compatibility shims.
> > + These facilities export the sysctl as
> > dev.<driver-name>.<unit>.attribute.
> Should sound drivers (pcm* device) be documented as an exception from this?
> They use snd_sysctl_tree_top() to get tree OID under hw.snd.pcmX and
> snd_sysctl_tree() to get their context.
No. They should not. They should provide the old compatibility stuff
in the old place, but also provide it in the correct place.
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