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Mylex DAC960 / MirBSD
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On Wed, 14 May 2003, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> begin electrogrammati illius Robert Porl
> >This was the first time i ever heared of MirBSD. I checked it out but
> >could not find very much information about it. But i read on the webpage
> >that W^X is currently disabled, so i decided to take the other aproach of
> >just extracting the ISDN part.
> Nice - I did the same today...
> >(just being curious: What is the focus of MirBSD? I read it is optimized
> It's just my private tree - I accept diffs from other people, tho.
> >and LPT drivers in the MirBSD tree. What are those changes for?)
Hmmm, i'm getting more and more interrested in MirBSD ;-)
I have a multiprocessor machine here which ist currently running
FreeBSD because OpenBSD does not have SMP support, nor does it
include FreeBSD's Mylex DAC960 driver which i need for this
Any chance you'd port this driver over from FreeBSD anytime?
I realise you seem to be pretty busy with other stuff.
I've seen some requests from other people for DAC960 support
in OpenBSD, even some announcements like "i will start porting
it myself if noone responds". Well, noone seemed to respond ever,
but i also have not seen any patches for the DAC960 ;-(
MirBSD with it's SMP support and (maybe one day) with support
for my DAC960 sounds like the perfect OS to install on my
Server. All of OpenBSD's security features, plus SMP, Mylex
and PLIP combined with a newer gcc (3.2 can optimize quite a
bit more than 2.95 for my dual-ppro, or so i've heared) would
just be my dream come true (of course, i'd wait until W^X
on i386 would be available in the cvs tree again) !
Or, alternatively, does anyone on the list know of a working
solution to running OpenBSD on a DAC960 raid ? I'd instantly
try if any hypothetical driver would work in MirBSD, and if
it did, i'd switch my server over from FreeBSD at once ;-)
"They that can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
won't have, nor do they deserve, either one."
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