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Date:      Sat, 3 Feb 2007 11:19:01 -0700
From:      "Steve Franks" <>
To:        "Ted Mittelstaedt" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Users Questions <>
Subject:   Re: 'borrowing' 6.1 drivers for use in 6.2 (sata)
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In-Reply-To: <002a01c747b6$e74e8050$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>
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I emailed with that info, since that was who was under
"man ata".

In the meantime, I replaced /boot/kernel/atapci.ko with the one from
my 6.1 install cd, and it seriously #$%#^'ed my system.  Restored now,
but, do you suggest I need ata*.ko, not just atapci.ko?  Or am I on
the wrong track entirely?  Also, where do I find info on the server
and folder structure I should be looking for in cvs when you mention
getting the latest thing?


On 2/3/07, Ted Mittelstaedt <> wrote:
> You shouldn't have any trouble downgrading to the 6.1 drivers but
> I would suggest instead that you e-mail Soren the maintainer of the SATA
> driver before doing anything.  He may have patched it already.  At least,
> try the current driver from CVS first.
> All you really have to do is copy the current driver to a backup file
> then download the older driver from the cvs webinterface on
> and recompile your kernel.
> If you really want this fixed, find the exact revision in cvs where the
> support broke, obviously it will be between 6.1-release and 6.2-release,
> and let Soren know.  It will take a few kernel recompiles to do that.
> Fortunately your system boot isn't on the controller, not many folks I'm
> sure have that setup.  When you do figure it out, please create a PR
> using send-pr
> Ted
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Franks" <>
> To: "FreeBSD Users Questions" <>
> Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 7:57 AM
> Subject: 'borrowing' 6.1 drivers for use in 6.2 (sata)
> > If anyone has read my earlier posts, they know the acer/uli/asus
> > motherboard sata chipset simply won't work in 6.2.  It worked fine in
> > 6.1, so I wonder if I can steal the driver from a 6.1 install?  Or do
> > I just have to downgrade?  Having my server offline (even though it's
> > only my personal files) is simply not an option.  FYI, several others
> > have complained about the same chipset with no resolution, so I'm
> > fairly certain it's not something I did.
> >
> > Steve
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Steve Franks, KE7BTE
Staff Engineer
La Palma Devices, LLC
(520) 312-0089

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