Subject: Removal of the isp driver from the amd64 INSTALL kernel (was: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/amd64/conf)
To: David Laight <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/2005 18:35:28
On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 05:21:11PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:32:06AM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > >
> > >Remove 'isp' driver (support for Qlogic ISP [12]0x0 SCSI/ 
> > >FibreChannel).
> > >Compensates for the recent bloat of the ath driver and 802.11 support.
> > 
> > Uh, please put it back!  You're saying that people aren't allowed to  
> > install on their SCSI disks anymore?
> Something has to give, the isp driver is 400k - mainly due to over 300k
> of 'microcode'.  The other alternative is to remove the 'ath' driver,
> and that would be less popular.
> The i386 build has a similar problem...

Yes, but you need the driver to install NetBSD on it, where you need the
ath driver to get the NetBSD distrib.
You can use a different network interface instead of ath, but it maybe
not possible to do the same for the scsi card.

I'm also for putting back the isp driver.