DragonFly and FBSD 5.1

Soren Schmidt sos at spider.deepcore.dk
Mon Oct 27 13:58:19 PST 2003

It seems Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> -On [20031027 22:32], Soren Schmidt (sos at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >That patch is bogus, it doesn't work.
> >I've told that over and over on the lists and in several semilar PR's.
> >For working code, look in -current...
> Mmm, then at least it is a work around.  I am guessing here that old ATA
> code makes assumptions about the highest available DMA mode and tries to
> set it to that and just hangs when it cannot set that.  At least I can
> now normally boot.  Now I can more easily work on getting it fixed as it
> should be fixed then.

You are relying on the BIOS to have setup the chipset correctly for
the mode you happen to use, ie *pure chance* :)

What should be dealt with is the faulty support of non-known chips,
but I'll bite and admit I havn't even fixed that in -current yet :)


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