Subject: Re: why not enabling OFB on macppc by default?
To: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Timo_Sch=F6ler?= <email@example.com>
Date: 11/05/2004 20:44:09
>> 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.
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)?