Subject: Re: 2940 controllers integrated on the motherboard
To: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Laine Stump <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/1996 20:36:43
Noriyuki Soda writes:
> The FreeBSD driver is already ported to NetBSD(-almost)-current. See
I was just there, and noticed that the latest version:
Is mode 640, so I can't access it (not that I have an immediate need -
we're still trying to decide what kind of SCSI controllers to get).
And, sorry to keep asking so many questions, but...
1) I notice in the README in this directory, that as of the writing time
(April 10) the porters hadn't received any report of successful
operation on a 3940 (dual channel) controller. Has anyone tried this
yet? If not, does anyone have an idea how much work it might take
to *make* it work if it doesn't already?
Adaptec just announced an Ultra-Wide version of this controller
(3940UW - see http://www.adaptec.com/pr/0402NewsRelease.html ), which
could turn a NetBSD machine into a really great disk array.
2) There was also no mention of it working with a 2940UW. I assume if
it works with 2940 and 2940W, it would also work with UW, but
would rather make sure.
3) I have only located 2 places which sell motherboards with integrated
Adaptec controllers. Anybody have phone numbers / web sites? (We have
needs for 2 types of machines - NFS servers with tons of
striped/mirrored disk, and compute servers with a single disk for swap
and binaries - the latter would do just fine with the right *fast* CPU
and onboard SCSI controller.)
4) Should I even attempt to put this driver on a 1.1 release system, or
have there been enough changes that I need to do -current? If so,
has there been any talk yet about when another official release might