What is "Newconfig" project?

Device configurations on FreeBSD are based on 386BSD code which are mainly designed for ISA bus. We are modifing it to use them with PCI bus and PC Cards, which causes many problems.

Especially for note PC, IRQ assignment problem around PCIC(PC Card controller) on PCI bus makes it difficult to support CardBus controller successfully.

On NetBSD and BSDI, device configurations are based on new config code which was developed from 4.4BSD porting for sparc. Thus, those configurations avoid problems described above by separating bus dependent code from bus independent code.

Therefore, we are trying this improved approach on FreeBSD.

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