Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Theo de Raadt <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/1996 21:11:34
> Jason Downs writes:
> >Of course, OpenBSD has fully MI ATAPI support.
> Ah.  So I can install OpenBSD/alpha on my new Multia and use the IDE CDROM I
> have lying around spare, then?
> (I would be extremely surprised if this were actually the case, but if in fact
>  it is, please let me know.)

Well, no. But all indications are this should work just fine.  Jason
Downs and Niklas put significant effort into rewriting and testing all
that code to make it portable.

I mean, Niklas says it works on his Amiga via a crappy Zorro->ISA
converter card with a junk IDE card.  I bet he ensures it also works
on his Deskstation Tyne R4600 machine in a few days.

However.... as far as I know, the DEC Multia does not have ISA -- it
has a single PCI slot and two PCMCIA slots -- might be wrong.  If you
would be so kind to send a PCI or PCMCIA IDE (hehehe) card to Niklas,
I've got an idea that he'd get it working as soon as his R4600 box is
multiuser and running X (which I expect to take about another week,
assuming he gets over his cold :)

There might be 1-2 64 bit problems in there, but you can't really get
rid of those until you try it.