ATA driver update for 7.2RELEASE available
sos at deepcore.dk
Wed Jul 1 12:58:25 UTC 2009
On 27Jun, 2009, at 14:29 , Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:11:08 +0200
> Søren Schmidt <sos at deepcore.dk> wrote:
>> This is a total replacement of the ATA driver, modulerized as in -
>> current, but based on my WIP not from what might have happend to -
>> current since I gave up maintainership.
> It's great to see the driver be modularised since removing unneeded
> drivers (for example, on powerpc and embedded platforms) can save
Yep, thats the main idea behind this move, minimizing the footprint.
With this and some of the _NO_ options to the world build an almost
reasonable sized FreeBSD can be made.
FreeBSD seems to have grown *alot* of fat over the last years, not to
mention ports where installing one small application gets you both a
pony and a barn to keep it in as a "bonus" 8^)
> Could you add some documentation for the modules in /sys/conf/NOTES
> please? I looked through the sources and put together the patch for
> 8.0 which is avaiable at
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/133162 but it sounds
> like some more drivers will need to be added for 7.2.
Good catch, included in my WIP here, when/if I get to put up another
release of this it will be in there, thanks!
PS: For official inclusion in FreeBSD someone with a commit bit will
have to look into this.
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