Questions to kill in FAQ
ceri at submonkey.net
Fri May 13 19:14:39 UTC 2005
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On 12 May 2005, at 19:59, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> 3.16 -- I believe that the 1024 limit no longer exists on modern
Like the questions says, I was under the impression that this was a
BIOS problem, so it's probably not going away.
> 5.2 -- So, some model of EISA SCSI card has trouble on some model of
> HP Netserver. This has been in the FAQ for many years, and I
> suspect it is now irrelevant. It is already useless, because we have
> no idea what model this would be. :-)
I think it should go. Any of these still in production are either
already running FreeBSD or something else, and only still exist because
they can't be touched.
> 5.9 -- NLAF?
Pass. It's been a long time since I've worried about this though.
> 6.1 -- FreeBSD Mall doesn't seem to offer the mentioned "Desktop
> Edition." (I could lean forward and ask Murray, but Robert is
> talking at the moment and that would be rude.)
Did he shut up yet? ;^)
> 6.2,6.4 -- Metrolink seems to be gone, and XiG doesn't appear to
> support FreeBSD
We don't support a.out in current any more anyway (or did I dream
that?); get rid.
> 6.3 -- The answer seems to be "sorry, no longer available."
> 9.3 -- NLAF?
Now *this* one I do think is due to the fact that it is in the FAQ.
> 9.4 -- NLAF?
> 16.8 -- NLAF?
> 18.15 -- NLAF?
> 18.16 -- If we're axing 3.X in the FAQ, this whole Q&A needs
> rewriting. I could make a stab at it from a pure grammar/math
> perspective, but would prefer some input
> from someone who actually works on the code. :-)
It needs rewriting anyway, as PAE changes the maximum again (and it's
almost certainly different on !i386 too). I'd just get rid of it; we
can resurrect it and worry about it later if it ever gets A again.
Also, there is a "Any other information on this subject would be
appreciated." sticking out like a sort thumb in 9.7 which can go (or
moved to an XXX comment at least).
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