Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> 11.05.2019 21:32, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> >> I've posted a review to remove obsolete 10 and 10/100 Ethernet drivers
> >> as previous approved in FCP-101.
> >> The following drivers are slated for
> >> removal from FreeBSD-HEAD (to be FreeBSD-13):
> >>
> >> ae, bm, cs, de, ed, ep, ex, fe, pcn, sf, sn, tl, tx, txp, vx, wb, xe
> > 
> > OMG ! ed ! That EOL's loads of PC boxes I have (& a show box of
> > spare)  that will never be able to upgrade.
> Do those boxes have 10M-only or 100Mbps variants of ed(4)?
> What kind of hardware do they have (CPU and memory-wise)?

Thanks for question.  I ran a quick check:
cd /usr/src; 
#       Apply my patches:
#       customise `pwd` 
cd /sys/amd64/conf
grep device [A-Z][A-Z][A-Z][A-Z].small | grep ed
DUAL.small:device ed
FILM.small:device ed
KING.small:device ed
LAPA.small:device ed
LAPD.small:device ed
LAPL.small:device ed
LAPN.small:device ed
LOFT.small:device ed
MINI.small:device ed
SCAN.small:device ed0 at isa? port 0x280 irq 15 iomem 0xd0000 iosiz 0x10000
SLIM.small:device ed
SNOW.small:device ed0 at isa? port 0x280 irq 5 iomem 0xc8000
WIND.small:device ed

My master config file is
(Its public but only for my convenience, not asking anyone to
struggle with that!)

None of those machines are newish, & some very old, some obsolete,
some still very useful, eg host SCAN running 4.11 embedded !

I need to look more what I can scrap, but ed was extremely common once,
inc for pcmcia, I bet loads of machine have embedded ed & ed0.

If its a shortage of hardware is the problem let me know.

Julian Stacey, Consultant Systems Engineer, BSD Linux Unix, Munich Aachen Kent  Brexit ref. stole votes from 700,000 Brits in EU.
 Lies bought; Groups fined; 1.9 M young had no vote, 1.3 M old leavers died.
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