misc/101228: [nanobsd] [patch] Two more entries for FlashDevice.sub

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Aug 2 13:33:19 UTC 2006

In message: <20060802074408.GB15887 at osgiliath.opasia.dk>
            Henrik Brix Andersen <henrik at brixandersen.dk> writes:
: On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 09:41:41PM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > I'm worried that we're getting too many flashdevice.sub entries.
: > There's a *LOT* of different cards out there, all of them with
: > seemingly different geometries :-(...
: And this worries you because...?

flashdevice.sub has at best dubious value to start with.  There are
literally thousands of geometries that we'd need to support.  In
addition, this is a highly OEM'd business, so today's flash with a
'SanDisk 512MB' label won't necessarily be the same one in 3 months,
when a new process comes along.  Having had to buy CF for a commercial
application for the past 5 years, I can tell you that every single one
of the 'lots' that we've purchased has been different.  Even when
we're assured by the supplier they will be identical.


More information about the freebsd-bugs mailing list