DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: RFR: Port of FreeBSD *context routines to DFly
:This sounds fine by me. I will let you do this -- it seems to me that there
:are other functions in machdep.c that really belong in the cpu/ hierarchy as
:well, although I don't have a very keen eye for the cpu/machine distinction
:(at least on i386).
Yes, you are absolutely correct... its because there WAS no cpu hierarchy
a few weeks ago... it was a machine-only hiearchy. I created the cpu
hiearchy and I've been slowly moving the cpu-specific code from pc32
into it on an as-needed basis (i.e. code that both VKERNEL and PC32 need).
I'm going to hold off on any commits for a day or two so we can discuss
the system-call vs userland issues a bit more. I am not leaning to either
side, really. In my view it is ok to have a few system calls that
later become obsolete... that's what the COMPAT options in the kernel
build are for.