cvs commit: src/sys/conf files.i386 src/sys/modules Makefile src/sys/modules/el Makefile src/sys/i386/conf NOTES src/sys/i386/isa if_el.c if_elreg.h

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Aug 30 18:45:59 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 30 August 2005 09:06 am, Roman Kurakin wrote:
> John Baldwin wrote:
> >jhb         2005-08-26 13:42:04 UTC
> >
> >  FreeBSD src repository
> >
> >  Modified files:
> >    sys/conf             files.i386
> >    sys/modules          Makefile
> >    sys/i386/conf        NOTES
> >  Removed files:
> >    sys/modules/el       Makefile
> >    sys/i386/isa         if_el.c if_elreg.h
> >  Log:
> >  Remove the el(4) driver for 3Com 3c501 ISA NICs from HEAD as threatened
> >  earlier as no one has stepped up to test recent changes to the driver.
> >  Oddly, the module was actually turned on on ia64 though I'm fairly
> > certain that no ia64 machine has ever had or will ever have an ISA slot.
> I can find a link to an external bridge for ISA if you want.
> I don't know if it would work under FreeBSD, but you
> may try to run ISA card on ia64 that way.
> You may even try to made this device by yourself if the
> soldering iron is your friend.
> rik

The ia64 comment was more that the module probably shouldn't have been enabled 
on ia64 in the first place.  Why would you want to hack up a way to stick an 
8-bit ISA 10Mbit ethernet card in a machine that probably has at least one 
(probably two or more) 10/100 (if not gige) builtin NICs.  

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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