svn commit: r192535 - head/sys/kern

Sam Leffler sam at
Thu May 21 18:40:45 UTC 2009

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20090521.101537.864824728.imp at>, "M. Warner Losh" writes:
>> Right now, the devctl_notify() is what gets it into devd.  However,
>> I'd always viewed devd as having multiple event sources and not just
> >from the /dev/devctl device.
> Correct, but kqueuing /dev is not nearly as expressiv as devctl,
> where the protocol has space where the device driver could pass
> useful information to devd(8).
> For instance, I find the regexp matching of ethernet drivers very,
> very silly: the device driver should just tell devd(8) that it is
> an ethernet, so that we don't have this non-documented registry of
> device driver names.
devd checks the media instead of using regex; you're thinking of storage 


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