svn commit: r192535 - head/sys/kern

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu May 21 16:00:19 UTC 2009

In message <4A157919.7040103 at>, Scott Long writes:

>I would also love to have destroy_dev() and make_dev() be locking-neutral.

As far as I know, there is nothing preventing that any more.

The current state of affairs still reflects a reality from before 
SMPng entirely changed what "kernel locking" meant.

I would also support merging CDEV notification into devd(8), it
does not make much sense to have different mechanisms.


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