Subject: Re: why not enabling OFB on macppc by default?
To: John Klos <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Timo_Sch=F6ler?= <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/2004 20:44:09
> Hi,
>> i'm just wondering whether there are some issues *against* using
>>> #options        OFB_ENABLE_CACHE        # Speed up console
>> (this is from /usr/src/sys/arch/macppc/conf/GENERIC)
>> enabled by default? are there negative effects on machines that are 
>> not documented? AFAICT, my G3 b&w, my G4 and my PowerBook G3 run this 
>> setting well :)
> My original iMac motherboard, for one, won't boot with that enabled.
> Enabling the awacs driver inevitably and always leads to a crash under 
> heavy machine use. Like OFW caching, it's better to have something not 
> be as fast or not be enabled than to have some unbootable or unstable 
> machines out there.
> John

okay, thanks john for your fast reply.

the reasons you mentioned above are more than enough to convince (at 
least ;) me to let this disabled. but, why isn't there a little more 
information in the kernel config files' comment (should work, but is 
not neccessarily stable)?