On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Dan Nelson wrote: > > In the last episode (Sep 23), J.A. Terranson said: > > Just means that I am stuck at 4.8R from here on in. So are a lot of > > other people... > > I think if a lot of other people were still using the wd driver we'd > have heard about it.
I base my assumption on the fact that I work at a company that has *hundreds* of FBSD boxen, all of which arew on WD for the reasons I have gone into. I figure if we'vew done this, it is reasonable to assume others have too. And after looking through the archives first, there was a lot of anecdotal evidence supporting this theory. > GENERIC only has ata/ad, so I'd expect to see a > lot more "sysinstall can't write to my disk" questions. Oddly enough, I can say with authority that these issues don't show up until the disk has been in use, and starts to hit the ~40-60% usage mark. Prior to that, it's fine. > I seem to > remember having problems with the da driver on my laptop back in 2000, > but that was a loong time ago, and I have quite a few other machines > running kernels from that era that have no problems at all. > > If you actually have a bunch of machines that ata won't work on, maybe > you could ship one to Soeren and let him take a look at it? Gladly, if it will be shipped back when done. In fact, I'll ship two. The "standard build" here, which is a PPRo and the "current" which is an Asus SiS based board with a PIII-866. -- Yours, J.A. Terranson [EMAIL PROTECTED] "Every living thing dies alone." Donnie Darko _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"