Subject: Re: FreeBSD FibreChannel support
To: Sergey Babkin <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/04/1999 19:00:00
> 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 ,
> 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 ?

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