Subject: Re: FreeBSD FibreChannel support
To: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sergey Babkin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/04/1999 21:44:06
Matthew Jacob wrote:
> >What gives? Why wasn't this committed to the NetBSD and FreeBSD trees,
> >too? I mean, it's not like the version in the NetBSD tree works anymore
> >since you removed the firmware (on-board firmware on most of the adapters
> >I have is way too old, for example).
> >Any reason NetBSD and FreeBSD don't just lift the firmware images you
> >committed to OpenBSD?
> Because what I did was wrong. It should also be removed from OpenBSD.
> I've had extensive discussions with Theo about this, and the f/w will
> probably be removed from OpenBSD as soon as the tree unlocks post 2.6.
> Unless Qlogic agrees to a BSD style licence. So far, they've not been
> helpful at all.
The QLogic firmware can be downloaded from the Qlogic WWW site (for 2100
there is a link on the page http://www.qlc.com/bbs-html/qla2100.html ,
I guess the same it true for the other boards) and flashed onto the board.
I'm not sure about the Alpha systems but on PC their flash utility works
fine. I used it recently to get it working with a commercial Unix.
Or is it some different kind of firmware ?