DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-11
Re: Interrupt routing and friends ...
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Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 12:23:31PM +0800, Bill Hacker wrote:
>> - taking the all-too-ubiquitous Intel ICH7 thru 9 family - (Tyan, Asus,
>> GigaByte Core-D/Core-2 MB), FreeBSD had been erratic to the point of
>> requiring either staying with older releases AND NOT 'STABLE', OR
>> disconnecting from that onboard chipset and moving the drives to
>> SiliconImage add-on controllers. Both PATA and SATA drives.
> That sounds more like a bug in the ATA code and not the interrupt
ACK. T'would certainly seem so - but IIRC that is not where the fix was
needed. Been over a year since I still cared much, so stale info now...
>> - Likewise a period where there were problems introduced w/r Broadcom
>> GigE NIC chipsets that had not been problematic in earlier versions.
>> - parallel port drivers that did not work were not on our radar
>> (rackmount servers..)
> Same for both.
Parport was a one-off. Had been broken for a longish time.
Broadcom NIC's had worked in 6-PRE thru 6.2 REL, then been broken.
Bit of good news, OTOH.
As of an hour or two ago, - 8-CURRENT has loaded on a 'white bread'
Lenovo 3000 G400 and is using everything but the WiFi and modem.
I still have a slice left, so will go off and see if DragonFly likes