[openbeos] Re: Using GPL-ed sources as the reference

  • From: Siarzhuk Zharski <zharik@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 18:51:44 +0200

Hallo, Axel

BTW we already have some kind of SCSI support written by Thomas Kurschel which is used by the ATAPI driver and is designed to be used by other modules as well. However, it has not yet been integrated into our repository.

This module mainly is not "SCSI stuff" but "USB stuff". In other words - this is the "driver" for USB mass storage devices (USB class 8). It is only implemented as SCSI Interface Module (SIM) and "published" by system as /dev/disk/scsi/...

BTW, another question: during my working on that USB stuff (serial(class 2) and mass-storage(class 8)) I have seen "two ways of things implementing". Both serial and storage drivers in Linux support not only standard devices but many other ones with vendor-specific protocols. For example serial driver has support for standard ACM devices, FTDI USB-serial chips, Prolific chips etc. The same situation with mass storages. In opposition to this, FreeBSD sources contain only support for standard classes. Other devices supported (if supported) as separate drivers. And ...... what is "the OBOS way"? Is that some kind of "ideological" question? Or the question of The Purity? I just wonder about this. =-)

Kind Regards,

PS: Axel, do you remember our private e-mail discussion about donating my drivers to OBOS some month ago? You still can come to me and get it. =-)

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