'borrowing' 6.1 drivers for use in 6.2 (sata)
stevefranks at ieee.org
Sat Feb 3 18:19:03 UTC 2007
I emailed sos at freebsd.org with that info, since that was who was under
In the meantime, I replaced /boot/kernel/atapci.ko with the one from
my 6.1 install cd, and it seriously #$%#^'ed my system. Restored now,
but, do you suggest I need ata*.ko, not just atapci.ko? Or am I on
the wrong track entirely? Also, where do I find info on the server
and folder structure I should be looking for in cvs when you mention
getting the latest thing?
On 2/3/07, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
> You shouldn't have any trouble downgrading to the 6.1 drivers but
> I would suggest instead that you e-mail Soren the maintainer of the SATA
> driver before doing anything. He may have patched it already. At least,
> try the current driver from CVS first.
> All you really have to do is copy the current driver to a backup file
> then download the older driver from the cvs webinterface on freebsd.org
> and recompile your kernel.
> If you really want this fixed, find the exact revision in cvs where the
> support broke, obviously it will be between 6.1-release and 6.2-release,
> and let Soren know. It will take a few kernel recompiles to do that.
> Fortunately your system boot isn't on the controller, not many folks I'm
> sure have that setup. When you do figure it out, please create a PR
> using send-pr
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Franks" <stevefranks at ieee.org>
> To: "FreeBSD Users Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 7:57 AM
> Subject: 'borrowing' 6.1 drivers for use in 6.2 (sata)
> > If anyone has read my earlier posts, they know the acer/uli/asus
> > motherboard sata chipset simply won't work in 6.2. It worked fine in
> > 6.1, so I wonder if I can steal the driver from a 6.1 install? Or do
> > I just have to downgrade? Having my server offline (even though it's
> > only my personal files) is simply not an option. FYI, several others
> > have complained about the same chipset with no resolution, so I'm
> > fairly certain it's not something I did.
> > Steve
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Steve Franks, KE7BTE
La Palma Devices, LLC
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