Subject: Re: 2940 controllers integrated on the motherboard
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/1996 18:08:58
> > The FreeBSD driver is already ported to NetBSD(-almost)-current. See
> > ftp://ftp.sra.co.jp/pub/os/NetBSD/misc/i386/aic7xxx/aic7xxx-NetBSD-1.1b.tar.gz
> 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).
The mode is fixed, now. I'm sorry for inconvenience.
> 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.
Yes, I have not received any report (neither positive or negative), yet.
> yet? If not, does anyone have an idea how much work it might take
> to *make* it work if it doesn't already?
If second scsi bus handling method was problem, it may be easy to fix.
# There are other problems, for example, NetBSD MI SCSI cannot handle
# target >= 8.
> 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.
I've heard the driver works with 2940UW on FreeBSD, so it should work
on NetBSD, too.
> 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?
The driver currently only works on -current. But we can port it to 1.1.
If you need it, please mail me.
firstname.lastname@example.org Software Research Associates, Inc., Japan
(Noriyuki Soda) software tools and technology group