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Re: Booting daily snapshot 2CSNAP-20040114-2345

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 12:11:07 -0800 (PST)

:which doesn't do the trick in my case, as I have a ata133 controller...
:> Like Matt and me said: ATAng is fun, but has issues.  Just like the
:> current stuff.
:As I answerd in the other thread: I'll try to backport.
:Jeroen Ketema

    David Rhodus had been working on that but I think if you want to give it
    a try, please go ahead.

    However, please do it as a new driver 'atang'.  Leave the existing 'ata'
    driver intact.  Originally I thought we might be able to simply update
    the ata driver but the more I listen in on the freebsd mailing lists, the
    more I think I would prefer it as a separate driver and that we 
    conditionally compile in one or the other (or even make them modules).

    This would make it easier for us to control the default... if we decide
    its time to make the default atang, and then get a whole slew of bug
    reports, we can switch it back real quick :-)  Eventually the old driver
    will fall by the wayside and we will be able to remove it, but that is
    going to be several months away at least.

    This reminds me of when FreeBSD switched from the w-series of ATA drivers
    to the ata series and all that grief that caused.

					Matthew Dillon 

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