usb/144280: boot0cfg not USB aware

Andriy Gapon avg at
Tue Mar 9 14:20:04 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR kern/144280; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Andriy Gapon <avg at>
To: Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at>, Mark Linimon <linimon at>
Cc: Hans Petter Selasky <hselasky at>, freebsd-gnats-submit at,
        freebsd-usb at
Subject: Re: usb/144280: boot0cfg not USB aware
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:11:54 +0200

 on 07/03/2010 07:08 Fbsd1 said the following:
 > Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
 >> On Thursday 25 February 2010 09:29:14 Joe Barbish wrote:
 >>>> Description:
 >>> Have boot0cfg installed on PC motherboard cabled hard drive and when
 >>> I plug
 >>>  in an USB cabled external hard drive or USB flash drive, (both
 >>> containing
 >>>  a installed full FreeBSD version) and boot the PC, the f5 key for
 >>> going to
 >>>  the second hard drive is non-functional. Looks like boot0cfg is not USB
 >>>  aware.
 >> This is not an USB issue, but rather BIOS / boot-code related. Please
 >> change responsible.
 >> --HPS
 > You have a very limited view point of what is USB problem. I don't see
 > it as a bios problem. For sure the problem is in the boot0cfg code and
 > for sure IT IS A USB PROBLEM. Now if you want to change this to am
 > different group then you are welcome to do so. But as the original
 > reporter of the PR I don't have the authority to make that change.
 Dear "Fbsd1" (Joe Barbish?),
 Hans meant that this is not an issue with USB kernel driver and he is totally
 correct.  usb@ assignment is for bugs with kernel USB driver only.
 BTW, bootloader doesn't have any explicit knowledge of USB either, it uses BIOS
 interface and depends on BIOS USB emulation.
 I think that Hans can't change the PR assignment.
 So this message is mostly for Mark :-)
 Andriy Gapon

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