Subject: Re: installing/running 1.4D
To: jiho <email@example.com>
From: Andy Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.