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Re: Separating legacy drivers from device server.

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Separating legacy drivers from device server.
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 09:24:04 -0500
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On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 01:22:42PM +0100, Gianluca Guida wrote:
> I've recently been working on cleaning the drivers-related code.

I know.  ;-)

> [...]
> This is bad IMHO, since device emulation is perfectly architecture
> independant [...]


> [ legacy/ directory ]
> And, furthermore, I moved
> i386/i386at/i386at_ds_routines.c into device/ds_routines.c (they are
> the REAL device server routines).

That file includes <i386/linux/device-drivers.h>; shouldn't that file's
source and the related stuff, i.e. the whole i386/linux/ directory as
well be moved out of the architecture dependent i386/ directory, then?
linux/ seems to be a good candidate for storing them.

For my part, I always wondered why those device drivers should be
i386-dependent.  I can take care of that if you agree.

> Here's the ChangeLog. If you want, I can provide you a tarball of the
> tree I built.

Yes, please do that.  It'll be easier for me that way, I realized.  :-)


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