usb/144280: boot0cfg not USB aware

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Wed Mar 10 00:30:06 UTC 2010

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

From: Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at>
To: Andriy Gapon <avg at>
Cc: Mark Linimon <linimon at>, 
 Hans Petter Selasky <hselasky at>,
 freebsd-gnats-submit at, freebsd-usb at
Subject: Re: usb/144280: boot0cfg not USB aware
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:25:32 +0800

 Andriy Gapon wrote:
 > 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 :-)
 Thank you Andriy Gapon for the courteous and informative post. May I 
 suggest that the submit-pr web page be changed by replacing the USB 
 assignment with Kernel-usb assignment. That is more in line with the USB 
 charter and would reduce the number of PR's wrongly being posted to the 
 USB assignment. So help us help you.

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