svn commit: r187426 - head/sys/amd64/conf

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Mon Jan 19 00:17:33 PST 2009

Scott Long wrote:
> Maxim Sobolev wrote:
>> Author: sobomax
>> Date: Mon Jan 19 07:10:11 2009
>> New Revision: 187426
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>   Add asr(4) and stge(4) from i386 GENERIC. Both drivers compile on 
>> amd64 and
>>   there is no particular reason for them to be i386-only.
> Yes, there is a particular reason why asr is i386 only.  This has been
> discussed extensively over the years, but to sum it up, no it is not
> 64-bit clean.  Please remove.
> At this point in the lifecycle of amd64, you can be 100% assured that
> the list of compatible devices has been checked and rechecked a few
> dozen times.  You are not going to find hidden gems that people have
> forgotten about.  If you think you've found something, ask first, and
> prepare to be wrong.  And above all else, don't put drivers into here
> that you haven't tested.  It's pretty silly to admit in your commit
> message, for all to see, that you are blatantly committing without
> testing.

Point taken, thanks. Is there any technical reason why stge(4) not in there?


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