Subject: Re: SBIC (a3000, gvpscsi, 2091)
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/31/1995 08:53:44
On Tue, 31 Oct 1995, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

>    Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 15:05:41 -0500 (EST)
>    From: Simon J DeBoer <>
>    I am currently using the sbic driver and have found it to be very 
>    stable.  The only problem I do have with it is that when I halt the 
>    system (or it crashes) when the Amiga goes through its autoconfig process 
>    it hangs on the HD check.  The system stops and the controller light is 
>    sitting on.  This is on my GVP scsi board, which is in my A3000.  (I use 
>    the GVP with a 40M drive for swapping...)

It this the AmigaDOS autoconfig or the NetBSD autoconfig?

>    Note:  When I have sbic_inhibit_sync (Or whatever that flag is) set to 0 
>    this does not happen, things proceed as one would expect.
> This (and the other report about problems) rather sounds like the
> gtsc.c file has problems, not the sbic.c.

No, I think it's probably the GVP ROMs that can't deal with the drives 
properly.  I'm beginning to think that all A3000 controllers need to be 
run async, and all others need to be run sync.

Then again, I don't have an A3K to test this on.