asr ( 2015S ) support in 5.4 amd64?

Jonathan Noack noackjr at
Tue May 31 18:16:32 PDT 2005

On 05/31/05 18:36, Bruce Burden wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 11:51:57PM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
>> There's no mention of in release notes but its in the source tree.
>> Does anyone know the current state of play?
> Last I heard, it hadn't been 64 bit proofed, and the primary person
> was swamped, and asking for help. Haven't seen anything that would
> cause me to change my thinking so far.

asr is not 64 bit clean and is therefore not available on amd64.  It 
works on i386 but needs GIANT due to the driver not being locked.  I 
tried a few times to dig in and bring asr into the 21st century, but 
lack of skill and the horrific mess of the driver conspire against me. 
Scott Long worked on it a fair bit over the last year or so, but most of 
what he did was just code cleanup.  The driver is less evil now, but 
evil nonetheless.  We need to fix asr or port i2o from NetBSD.  Either 
requires a non-trivial level of skill and effort.

Jonathan Noack | noackjr at | OpenPGP: 0x991D8195
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