device hint -> disable firewire or sbp driver

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Nov 22 21:27:00 UTC 2009

David Horn wrote:
>>> Would it be an option to have sbp disabled by default in the install
>>> CD's? Those without the problem can put sbp_load in loader.conf, those
>>> with the problem will have to kldload it later but at least they will be
>>> able to install.
> As per svn and cvs:
> r199112 | kensmith | 2009-11-09 16:39:42 -0500 (Mon, 09 Nov 2009) | 11 lines
> Changed paths:
>    M /stable/8/sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC
>    M /stable/8/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC
>    M /stable/8/sys/ia64/conf/GENERIC
>    M /stable/8/sys/powerpc/conf/GENERIC
>    M /stable/8/sys/sparc64/conf/GENERIC
> Comment out the sbp(4) entry for GENERIC config files that contain it.
> There are known issues with this driver that are beyond what can be
> fixed for 8.0-RELEASE and the bugs can cause boot failure on some systems.
> It's not clear if it impacts all systems and there is interest in getting
> the problem fixed so for now just comment it out instead of remove it.
> Commit straight to stable/8, this is an 8.0-RELEASE issue.  Head was left
> alone so work on it can continue there.
> Reviewed by:    Primary misc. architecture maintainers (marcel, marius)
> Looks like sbp(4) is disabled on the 8.0 branch already.
> --Dave
That's good to hear, thanks for the info


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