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Date:      Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:26:21 -0400
From:      Maxim Khitrov <max@mxcrypt.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: shopping for a new server
Message-ID:  <CAJcQMWfUG_qEoE8Ob92GpnwzEM3eAQfswkuSi=7wbg8vEiyb0g@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110825143338.536ef267@scorpio>
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On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:08:28 -0400
> Tim Kellers articulated:
>
>> Thank you Max, that sounds like good news so far.
>> >
>> > One minor issue I ran into is that disabling serial ports in BIOS
>> > causes FreeBSD to freeze when booting. The solution is simply to set
>> > serial ports to be "On without Console Redirection." You should also
>> > leave Intel I/OAT disabled, since FreeBSD has no support for it.
>
>
> Is anyone working on integrating support into FreeBSD? There is an
> abundance of info available and drivers for both Windows (obviously)
> and Linux.
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/IntelPRO/R167266/en/ioat.htm
> http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/sb/CS-023725.htm

Jack Vogel was working on this a number of years ago, but there wasn't
much interest at the time:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2006-August/011574.html
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2007-November/015911.html

Here's a more recent thread on the topic:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2011-June/035573.html

- Max



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