Subject: Re: installing/running 1.4D
To: jiho <>
From: Andy Doran <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/06/1999 23:43:52
On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, jiho wrote: 

> While we're on the subject of features:  Apparently, the reason FreeBSD 3.3 is 
> performing so slowly -- on a partition that should be much faster than the one 
> I have NetBSD 1.4D installed on -- is that FreeBSD 3.3 still has only an 
> ISA-based IDE driver.  I see nothing there about a PCI-based driver, and I 
> deduce it's doing IDE the old fashioned way.

For FreeBSD try configuring wdc0/wdc1 with 'flags' 0xa0ffa0ff. That will
try to enable DMA or 32-bit PIO and multi-sector transfers.

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