Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Oct 2010 09:03 UTC, submitted by R_T_F_M
FreeBSD FreeBSD is getting support for USB 3.0. "Commit initial version of new XHCI driver which was written from scratch. This driver adds support for USB3.0 devices. The XHCI interface is also backwards compatible to USB2.0 and USB1.0 and will eventually replace the OHCI/UHCI and EHCI drivers."
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Comment by Kasi
by Kasi on Mon 4th Oct 2010 15:14 UTC
Kasi
Member since:
2008-07-12

I always get excited to see advancement in the BSDs.

Edited 2010-10-04 15:14 UTC

Reply Score: 3

Hazaar
by Dirge on Mon 4th Oct 2010 16:10 UTC
Dirge
Member since:
2005-07-14

I guess this means PC-BSD will inherit the new feature in short order. I might have to get off my bum and try one of these BSDs out.

Reply Score: 1

v scratched
by xaeropower on Mon 4th Oct 2010 17:01 UTC
RE: scratched
by broken_symlink on Mon 4th Oct 2010 17:07 UTC in reply to "scratched "
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

Gotta love this "written from scratch" quote which keep coming up in opensource projects. Another rookie want to get a name for himself.


Based on the other projects this guy seems to have worked, http://www.selasky.org/hans_petter/index.html, he doesn't look like a rookie to me...

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RE[2]: scratched
by Oliver on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: scratched "
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Hans is responsible for the current new USB stack in FreeBSD and for some other projects like cuse4bsd etc. Most people just don't think before opening their mouth.

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RE[2]: scratched
by FunkyELF on Tue 5th Oct 2010 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE: scratched "
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Work experience:
Programming of ISDN and USB drivers for NetBSD and FreeBSD.
Programming of a menu for a restaurant.
Data recovery of lost files.

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RE[3]: scratched
by Brunis on Wed 6th Oct 2010 06:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: scratched "
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Work experience:
Programming of ISDN and USB drivers for NetBSD and FreeBSD.
Programming of a menu for a restaurant.
Data recovery of lost files.


I'm sure the code get's reviewed, so give the guy a break! How's your USB3 driver coming along? Ever write anything except troll posts?

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RE: scratched
by Oliver on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:28 UTC in reply to "scratched "
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

... another lame attempt to troll.

Reply Score: 1

RE: scratched
by phreck on Tue 5th Oct 2010 07:50 UTC in reply to "scratched "
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

I guess it is more an issue of licensing, which, from my experience, happens to get more attention and respect in the FLOSS community.

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So we can expect..
by fithisux on Tue 5th Oct 2010 12:35 UTC
fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

XHCI to enter Haiku and maybe illumos except bsds. Nice work.

Edited 2010-10-05 12:35 UTC

Reply Score: 2