pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 03:39:04 PST 2008
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 11:04:01AM +0000, Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
> Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > - AIC-6915 supports Rx/Tx checksum offload as well as hardware VLAN
> > tag insertion/stripping if firmware is loaded into frame
> > processor. Unfortunately the firmware is not available under BSD
> > license so these additional hardware accelerations are not
> > available yet on FreeBSD. :-(
> I think I might still have one of these cards lying around, though free
> time, as always, is scant.
> Have you tried contacting Adaptec about the licensing issue? These cards
> are several years old, it seems to me they should be willing to license
> the firmware.
I tried to contact the vendor to get e-mail support but I couldn't
find who is responsible for this issue. The vendor's website requires
a TSID(Technical Support Identification) number which is not available
to me. Linux seems to have GPL v2 licensed firmware from Adaptec.
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