Installation woes with 6.2 release

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jul 10 20:24:58 UTC 2007

On Jul 10, 2007, at 1:15 PM, Fredrik Tolf wrote:
> Derek Ragona <derek at> writes:
>> Clearly you have a disk controller compatibility problem.  I do know
>> the Sil chips are terrible, and there is a long history of issues  
>> with
>> these chips and FreeBSD!
> That's interesting to me. Is there any further information available
> on that subject?
> I've been using SiL chips with Linux for quite a while with no
> problems, and I was planning to do the same with FreeBSD as well, but
> if there are known problems with SiL and FreeBSD I may need to rethink
> that decision.
> (To be more exact, I've been using the SiL 311[24] chips)

There are significant hardware defects with the SiliconImage 311x  
chips, which can mostly be worked around if you accept a loss of  
performance.  These workarounds are implemented in both Linux and the  
BSDs, but details are available here: 
+bugs&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 results such as:


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