DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: FreeBSD-5's USB subsystem
:Warner Losh told about merging usbd functionality into devd, so usbd
:should disappear during RELENG_5 lifecycle.
:Regarding devd, do you consider importing devfs in DFly ?
It's not a high priority, at least not right now. If we were to do it
I'd definitely do it a different way... there are two issues:
(1) character device numbering and (2) dynamic devices.
Generally speaking I actually like the existing filesystem model for
most devices. I really do not like the idea of device rendezvous
disappearing from the filesystem when a device goes away, for example.
The only major thing I would change is that I would get rid
of the major/minor numbering junk and move to a named scheme (something
that looks more like a softlink). A 'devd' like process could then
be responsible for creating and deleting new device links on the fly for
dynamic devices based on what the kernel tells it to do.