Does FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE support the 8237R?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Fri Jun 2 09:27:21 PDT 2006

--- Scott Hiemstra <shiemstra at> wrote:

> > Did you say you are running a server? That MB
> is
> > only suitable for desktop use, as it has the
> > slowest ethernet controller known to man on a
> > 32/33Mhz bus. Running this MB as a server is
> like
> > putting cheap, skinny tires on  your porsche.
> > 
> > DT
> Personaly, I appreciate your dedication to
> maximum performance but please
> notice this thread is in reference to swapping
> a MB for another MB and
> coments like yours are not appreciated.
> Would you prefer if I had stated?
> "I have the same board in a crappy server
> running 4.11 (FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE
> #0) and no problems to report."
> Please notice I never said what the box was
> doing nor did I ask for your
> opinion of what MB/NIC I use in my systems. 
> This SERVER is purpose built
> and runs stable 24/7 as a low volume outbound
> mail server so the performance
> of the NIC is not my primary concern.  Please
> keep your useless comments to
> yourself as they do nothing but waste disk
> space, CPU time and the valuable
> time of people who attempt to help others on
> this list.
> Scott

So if someone is planning on using a crappy
motherboard as a server its not appropriate to
mention that the replacement is not suitable for
the task? So since you're replacing the MB, why
not take the opportunity to use something

You're buying a motherboard that uses an
expensive CPU, supposedly for its performance,
yet you completely ignore the other components on
the MB that degrade the usefulness of the CPU. It
makes no sense.


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