Using the 6-CURRENT twa driver on 5-STABLE.

Vinod Kashyap vkashyap at
Tue Apr 26 10:59:11 PDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at]On Behalf Of Jason Thomson
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 7:02 AM
> To: freebsd-stable at
> Cc: Vinod Kashyap
> Subject: Using the 6-CURRENT twa driver on 5-STABLE.
> Is it better to use the 6-CURRENT driver on 5-STABLE,  or the 
> 3ware 9.2
> Software Release for 5.x.
> I see that there have been some changes between the two.  Are they
> improvements,  applicable to 5-STABLE as well,  or just 
> changes required
> for 6-CURRENT?
> It looks like the changes are probably optimisations,  but 
> I'm not sure
> whether that applies for 5-STABLE as well.
> I've tried both,  and am currently using the 6-CURRENT driver on 2 of
> our 4 5-STABLE boxes without any obvious ill effects.  Should I stop?
> In either case,  would it be possible to commit one or the other quite
> soon after 5.4-RELEASE?  (I'm assuming they can't go into 
> 5.4-RELEASE).

twa on 6 -CURRENT is essentially the same as the 9.2 release, except for
the changes needed to be able to build on 6 -CURRENT.  You should be able
to use it on 5 -STABLE without any problems.  I just want it sit in -CURRENT
for 2-3 weeks before I commit it to -STABLE.

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