Parallels v4 regression (aka ada(4) oddity) in RELENG_9

Alexander Motin mav at
Tue Jan 24 00:17:31 UTC 2012

On 01/23/12 20:06, Devin Teske wrote:
> I have a Parallels virtual machine and it runs FreeBSD 4 through 8 just
> swimmingly.
> However, in RELENG_9 I notice something different. My once "ad0" is now showing
> up as "ada0". However, something even stranger is that devfs is providing both
> ad0 family devices AND ada0 family devices.

That is compatibility shims. You can disable them if you want by adding 
to /boot/loader.conf line:

Alexander Motin

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