DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 19:56:32 +0100, Roland Hammerle wrote:
> Is there any chance that SATA will be supported in the near future? After
> I got my new machine I am locked out of many interesting things...
> FreeBSD 4.8 does not work, same with DragonFlyBSD.
> FreeBSD 4.9 works.
> FreeBSD 5.1 works.
> Fedora Core Test 3 works.
> That's about it.
> How hard would it be to get the code from 4.9 into DragonFlyBSD for
> someone who is not really a kernel developer?
You should check in the newsgroup and search for the 'ataNG' thread. Let
me quote it from Matt following:
We will be bringing in ATAng for the SATA and chipset support, but I
intend to do it under a new driver name with a new major number. I am
not going to remove the old ATA driver (though they might end up being
mutually exclusive). I've learned the lesson from FreeBSD when Soren
changed out ATA the first time and broke a lot of people, then did it
again the second time with ATAng. That isn't going to happen in
bsdforums.org 's moderator, mezz.