Error while adding usb ethernet driver
deval.maker at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 14:21:50 UTC 2016
okay I get it.
On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 11:31 AM, Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org> wrote:
> On 04/07/2016 15:46, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> On 03/07/16 06:56, Chris Johns wrote:
>>> On 30/06/2016 20:22, Deval Shah wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 3:12 AM, Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org
>>>> <mailto:chrisj at rtems.org>> wrote:
>>>> It might pay for us to add these to an RTEMS header to make porting
>>>> Can't we update our sys/net/if.c and sys/net/if_var.h files accourding
>>>> to new FreeBSD ?
>> I don't think its a good idea to selectively update random files of the
>> network stack core.
> I am fine with this and understand the reasons.
>>> I do not know. Currently we have a policy of keeping as much at the
>>> snapshot point as we can. Sebastian has looked at moving to FreeBSD 10
>>> and backed off doing so because it was more work than he could handle
>>> due to changes in FreeBSD 10.
>>> I am not against something like this being merged if the change is
>>> localised to just those files, it works, and the existing drivers
>>> work. If the change ripples out across the code base then it would be
>>> a problem.
>> Partial updates make it harder and harder to do a major update. I did
>> this for complete subsystems like SDCard/MMC/USB, however, doing this
>> for individual files is really a problem if want to update. The blocking
>> point for an easy update to FreeBSD 10 or 11 are the user space command
>> line programs like ifconfig and route. We need a better general approach
>> to deal with user space programs.
> It would be good to see if dynamic loading can be used to help here. I
> would need some time to sort through the issues but in theory we should be
> able to do this.
> We may have time to do an update later this year.
> This would be good.
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