Subject: Re: Issue with /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/stand/lib/gatea20.c
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 06/22/2005 09:53:41
On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:21:30 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:

> Marcin Jessa <> writes:
> > On FreeBSD it's enough to remove keyboard support from the kernel to
> > be able to boot devices that do not have it.
> That's probably not quite the right way to do it. We'd like GENERIC to
> work on such devices as well. The right thing is probably to do some
> sort of probe to determine if the A20 hack is impossible before trying
> it.

Of course, the perfect solution would be to have GENERIC work in all the cases with an autoprobe .
There are pretty many small devices like WRAP around. 
I tested the patch on a board with keyboard controller too,  on a via860 board and it worked (just like on Soekris and Wrap boards).
Who can I bug to do some more testing?