[haiku] Re: Minor issues with Haiku on Asus Z97-PRO with Intel 4790K

  • From: Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:49:24 +0200

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 04:32:13PM -0400, Augustin Cavalier wrote:

The most (or perhaps only) significant issue is #3; that precludes doing
much of anything with the system under Haiku, even updating it. Does anyone
know if this just (“just”) a matter of porting a FreeBSD networking driver
for the CPU/chipset in question, or is there data I should gather?


IIRC, the FreeBSD drivers are for WiFi, and the ethernet drivers are ours.
Adding support for your chipset may be as simple as adding a single entry
to a device list. (Big "maybe").

Not true. All our wifi drivers are using FreeBSD code, and most of our
wired drivers also are. There are a few native ones but since we got the
FreeBSD compatibility layer working we mostly stopped our efforts in
writing native drivers.

Currently the compatibility layer is compatible with FreeBSD 9, if there
is a driver in that version for your network device then it should be
possible to get it running. If FreeBSD has a driver only in a newer
release, we will have to upsate the compatibility layer as well, which
is a bit more work.

--
Adrien.

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