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Time to jump back into the water.

Tonight I've updated the pc98 machine that I have runnnig to the latest 4.9-stable.

Just returned from my trip to Japan.

I found a new PC98 machine as well as a new PC98 laptop.

In addition, I found several new cardbus wireless cards that I'll be trying out over the next several weeks.

Searched for a connector for my pc98 (japanese) laptop. The PC9821Nr15 laptop takes a 14 pin 'half pitch centronics' connector. I've found this item from Hirose DX30AM-14P (plug) and DX20M-14-CV(10) for the shroud. In Q1 units, this will run me $14.00 for one from DALCO. Plus I need to find some half pitch ribbon cable, but the hardware guys here say that it is trivial.

This will allow me to get work on the FreeBSD(98) serial driver more easily, as well as debugging some boot issues with 5.0 on this laptop.

worked more on devd. After putting it into 5.0-release I'm getting some good feedback.

devd is nearing completion. The kernel part is done. the userland part needs to be finished yet. I have it parsing the config files. It should not take too much more effort to get devd working well. I still need to write the matching engine and the entry processing engine.

Got power control working for wi driver. I'm able to turn off the automatic level adjustments, and set the level to use. This has made one of my flaky links much happier. I don't know for sure why, but am quite happy about it. There's about a 6dB difference in signal strenth.

Cardbus is now completely loadable. There's a few issues still to work out. I hope to get devd done enough for 5.0 and then try to mop up the last issues.

Woo Hoo!!!!

The hostap stuff seems to be useful enough for people to diluge me with requests.

Time for NEWCARD again! Yea!

I spent last night integrating the WIP I have in my tree on my laptop to the p4 repo. When it jells more, I'll commit to -current.

I've also been putting the final touches on OLDCARD. I keep wanting to kick it into long term, low level maint mode, but issues keep coming up :-).

It looks like once the IRQ issues are settle wrt ACPI, we'll have other issues with PCI resource allocation. Already many PCI cards behind bridges do not work completely right if the BIOS doesn't assign an address. And assigning an address to them is problematical because of bridge issues. I need to think about the right way to deal soon.

Until then, I'm trying to get the ISA only and PCI I/O mapped pcmcia bridges in shape. Gives me time to think about the best way to do things.

Crunch mode coming to an end. I've managed to MFC -current's man pages at least, but some bugs will remain in 4.6-release.

Too much work to do at work for free software hacking. I did manage to MFC the wi man page changes.

No MobilePro hacking today. The battery died so I have to wait til I can dig up the adapter for it.

More MFC work to do on the host access point stuff. Also need to find out why an based cards don't work.

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