Subject: Re: 2940 & netbsd-current
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com <michaelv@HeadCandy.com>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 03/30/1996 16:24:25
> I guess it depends on how you define "powerful". Maybe they do have
> extra overhead, resulting in lower throughput in certain situations.
> But, they have a fast on-board processor, and all the processing is
> done in on-card RAM (rather than system RAM, like the NCR, or by the
> system CPU, like the lower-end cards). I'll grant you "powerful" is
> an overly ambiguous term.
As pointed out before (i think), not all NCR 53cxx chips/boards
necessarily do processing in system RAM (i.e. they _have_ on-board
RAM for scripts, etc.)... though to make the existing NCR driver
use their features would be... uh, hard.