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
jhb at FreeBSD.org
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.
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.
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