[Fwd: Re: kernel probe of NICs]

Saint Aardvark the Carpeted aardvark at saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com
Tue Feb 3 20:44:12 PST 2004

lee slaughter disturbed my sleep to write:
> so can i get a 5.2 sk(4) driver and recompile into 5.1?

Maybe.  I've done something similar (grab code from later versions and
recompile into earlier versions), but it's not really kosher and I don't
know that I'd recommend it.

There's a few options open to you here.  From easiest to hardest, they

	-- Use another card (you mentioned that you had another spare)

	-- Wait for FreeBSD 5.2.1 and see if it supports your card

	-- Try compiling the driver into your current codebase

> brings up the whole release/version stuff which the more i read the more 
> confused i get.

Feel free to post any questions, and I'll answer them as best I can.
> i bought/installed  5.1 cd's but i'm thinking for a reliable server 
> maybe i should
> reinstall, like 4.9
> freebsd's newbie thing says 4.8.... no later.

5.2 is still bleeding-edge, so I'm a bit surprised that you've leaped
into it for your first time.  If you're happy with it, great, but keep
in mind that it's still being worked on pretty seriously.  4.9 is
definitely the safe-and-stable choice.

Saint Aardvark the Carpeted
aardvark at saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com
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