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

M. Warner Losh imp at
Mon Jan 19 18:18:21 PST 2009

In message: <49752C10.5010309 at>
            Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at> writes:
: M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > In message: <497446D4.5020104 at>
: >             Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at> writes:
: > : i386 only and don't have any particular reason to be i386-specific (i.e. 
: > : ISA/EISA drivers, PCMCIA drivers etc) into amd64 GENERIC automatically 
: > 
: > Ahem.  PC Card drivers are not, and never have been, i386 specific.
: > At least not since we've moved to NEWCARD.  You should remove that
: > from the list of things that you think are processor specific.  They
: > have worked on amd64 for a long time, and there are likely to be a few
: > new PC Card bridge drivers in the tree soon for non-x86 platforms.
: Well, I supposed it was the reason why few SCSI cards were in i386 
: kernel, but weren't in amd64. Perhaps I was wrong. I am talking about these:
: device         ncv             # NCR 53C500
: device         nsp             # Workbit Ninja SCSI-3
: device         stg             # TMC 18C30/18C50
: Perhaps the reason is just that nobody has the hardware to test on amd64.

Correct.  Those drivers have issues with amd64, or did when I did some
quick tests.  I never revisited them because they are for fairly slow
cards to start with.  They did work for me when I tried them on i386
last.  Of course none of them have been tested by me since about the
7.0 branch.


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