Future of the ie(4) driver

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 5 18:52:06 UTC 2007

The ie(4) driver in 7.x has several issues.  First of all, it has several 
compiler warnings that haven't been successfully fixed in several years and 
are currently just ignored.  More importantly, it hasn't been updated to use 
more modern FreeBSD APIs like bus_space (still uses inb/outb) and SMPng 
locking.  If someone is using this driver and is willing to test fixes for 
it, then it can be updated.  If there isn't anyone who is using this driver 
and willing to test fixes, then it will be removed from the tree at some 
point in the future (say a month or two).

John Baldwin

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