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authorMarcel Moolenaar <marcel@FreeBSD.org>2006-02-07 03:34:28 +0000
committerMarcel Moolenaar <marcel@FreeBSD.org>2006-02-07 03:34:28 +0000
commitf6308eb8c0216675eff6b849da6e896e97265ffe (patch)
tree1bd0482df13a06d86b613e08d1364d7c6b86dd13 /release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64
parentb021b794ccef5536bc2edc66bd624b1ec55e3897 (diff)
Review and update the processor/chipset specific support. Replace the
dead links to the Itanium and Itanium 2 pages on the Intel site.
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=155419
Diffstat (limited to 'release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64')
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 57 deletions
diff --git a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64/proc-ia64.sgml b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64/proc-ia64.sgml
index 597a5f7931a7..5ad45e50fde4 100644
--- a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64/proc-ia64.sgml
+++ b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/ia64/proc-ia64.sgml
@@ -4,18 +4,16 @@
<sect1 id="proc-ia64">
<title>Supported Processors and Motherboards</title>
- <para>Currently supported processors are the
- <ulink url="http://www.intel.com/design/itanium/itanium/index.htm">Itanium</ulink>
- and the <ulink url="http://www.intel.com/design/itanium2/index.htm">Itanium 2</ulink>.</para>
+ <para>Currently supported processors are the
+ <ulink url="http://people.freebsd.org/~marcel/refs/ia64/itanium/24532003.pdf">
+ Itanium</ulink> and the
+ <ulink url="http://people.freebsd.org/~marcel/refs/ia64/itanium2/25111003.pdf">
+ Itanium 2</ulink>.</para>
<para>Supported chipsets include:</para>
- <para>HP zx1 (only on development branch, see the
- <ulink url="http://perforce.FreeBSD.org/">Perforce repository</ulink>)</para>
- </listitem>
- <listitem>
- <para>HP i2000</para>
+ <para>HP zx1</para>
<para>Intel 460GX</para>
@@ -26,58 +24,17 @@
<para>Both Uniprocessor (UP) and Symmetric Multi-processor (SMP)
- configurations are under active development. At this time,
- SMP-enabled systems are considered less stable. The current
- priorities are UP fixes to improve stability.</para>
+ configurations are supported.</para>
<title>Supported Devices Overview</title>
- <para>This section contains additional information about what
- devices may or may not be supported by &os;/&arch;.</para>
- <para>Except for the PC chipset embedded &man.ata.4; controllers,
- most should work out of the box. Eventually, all
- &arch;-compatible ATA controllers are expected to be fully
- supported. Refer to the following sections for various disk
- controllers and their current status.</para>
- <para>In general, <quote>PC standard</quote> serial ports
- supported by the &man.sio.4; driver are expected to work on
- Intel legacy machines, but not PA legacy machines. The reason
- is that all devices on HP machines are memory-mapped and there
- is <emphasis>no</emphasis> ISA device support other than the PCI
- dictated VGA legacy.</para>
- <para>In addition to &man.sio.4; devices, the following devices
- fail on non-Intel legacy machines (but should work on boxes with
- an Intel legacy) because their drivers make ISA-specific
- assumptions that do not hold:</para>
- <informaltable frame="none">
- <tgroup cols="2">
- <tbody>
- <row>
- <entry>&man.sio.4;</entry>
- <entry>No support for memory-mapped I/O</entry>
- </row>
- <row>
- <entry>&man.syscons.4;</entry>
- <entry>Expect BIOS, VGA probes, etc.</entry>
- </row>
- <row>
- <entry>&man.pcm.4;</entry>
- <entry>Probes MSS ISA ports <emphasis>ad nauseum</emphasis></entry>
- </row>
- <row>
- <entry>&man.atkbd.4;, &man.psm.4;</entry>
- <entry>Fixed ISA port locations</entry>
- </row>
- </tbody>
- </tgroup>
- </informaltable>
+ <para>Most devices that can be found in or are compatible with
+ &arch; machines are fully supported. The notable exception
+ is the VGA console. The &os; support for VGA consoles is at
+ this time too much based on PC hardware and not all &arch;
+ machines have chipsets that provide sufficient PC legacy
+ support. As such &man.syscons.4; can not be enabled and the
+ use of a serial console is required.</para>