Subject: Re: NetBSD INSTALL kernel and Multia IDE controller [wdc0]
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Anders Hogrelius <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/11/2007 23:10:47
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Dave McGuire wrote:

> Wow, what a great attitude, and what a convincing name to boot.  I predict a 
> great deluge of assistance in your direction.
> Not.

With the risk of starting a flame war... Give the dude a break. His 
objections were valid as none actually answered his question but gave 
answers to questions he never asked. Everyone on this list aren't hard 
core kernel hackers or even programmers and my opinion is that no 
question is too stupid. The guy actually points to what seems to be a bug 
in the code or in the documentation, booting off floppy and having the 
root on a disk hooked up to the built in IDE in a Multia seems to be a 
valid config to me... Scaring the guy off the list by being sarcastic 
does not serve any higher purpose... He may have shown a bit of an 
attitude but so would I when noone atually bothers to read what the 
question actually was about. It is better to tell him that "well this 
seems like a bug but we don't know why it occurs." instead of just blowing 
him off. And even if he may have shown impolite language on the list it's 
no reason to be sarcastic...

Pheew...The lurker on the list has spoken... Anyway, I'll try to help the 


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