cvs commit: src/sys/i386/pci pci_cfgreg.c
nate at root.org
Mon Dec 13 18:15:17 PST 2004
Scott Long wrote:
> There is a benefit from the new generation of devices that are coming
> out for only PCI-Express and have features and performance that will not
> be matched in their PCI-X counterparts. While it's always fun for
> FreeBSD to be chronically behind the curve in device support, I'd like
> to experiment with breaking that feature and seeing if anyone has a
> heart attack when their bleeding edge NIC or storage card works the day
> that they buy it, instead of months/years later.
I'm sorry, that does violate several of our founding principles:
FreeBSD supports an extremely wide range of PC hardware, as long as it
was obtained at less than cost.
FreeBSD supports every peripheral available for the IBM PC except the
ones you have.
BTW, wpaul is one of the worst violators of this philosophy, making
every possible PCI ethernet chipset work out of the box.
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