Adrian Chadd wrote this message on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:11 -0700: > On 23 October 2013 11:09, Alfred Perlstein <bri...@mu.org> wrote: > > > Eh, having taken a stab at porting the bwl blob already, I would strongly > >> oppose removing NDIS. If you do that I will just stop using my netbook > >> with a Broadcom part altogether as I wouldn't be able to use it to try to > >> test bwl changes. The NDIS thing is a bit hackish, but it is quite useful > >> for a lot of folks. > >> > >> I have to agree. Deprecation != motivation. > > > I can pull out examples of this not holding true: > > * all the giant locking in drivers > * all the giant locking in VFS > > People did pop up and claim ownership of things they cared about. Some > stuff died, some stuff didn't. There was enough of a motivation by us to > kill giant off in these pathways so things could continue to evolve. We > didn't leave the GIANT crutch in forever.
I'd say that locking a drive is a LOT easier than writing a driver from scratch, esspecially if you don't have the specs.. This of course coming from experience with both... -- John-Mark Gurney Voice: +1 415 225 5579 "All that I will do, has been done, All that I have, has not." _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"