Subject: Re: ex0: device timeout
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/17/2005 22:02:20
Frank van der Linden <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 08:45:37PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>> Is there any reason why NetBSD-amd64 uses MPBIOS at all? All of the
>> Athlon 64 and Opteron motherboards should support (MP)ACPI.
> Stability was the initial argument; at the time I was bootstrapping
> the amd64 port, the ACPI code wasn't so good yet.
> I want to switch it to MPACPI for 3.0. The main concern is probably
> that ACPI will easily overflow bootfloppies.. amd64 should perhaps
> switch to using CD-ROM booting only, with "harddisk emulation" for
> El Torito.
This is reasonable. Floppies are pretty obsolete now. The only issue
is that we don't have a mkisofs equivalent in basesrc.