Subject: Re: aix7xxx problems with negotiating "Ultra" speeds....
To: Kenneth D. Merry <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/1998 16:53:16
On Wed, 9 Dec 1998 17:45:46 -0700 (MST)
"Kenneth D. Merry" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > (4) Some missing target drivers (show-stopper).
> Target drivers?? There's only one target-mode driver, and it's a
> target-mode processor target driver. What missing target drivers are you
> talking about?
target driver == "disk", "cd-rom", etc. SCSI Ethernet is a big deal
for some of our users, being the only way they can connect to a network.
Scanners are also currently supported. I am NOT interested in supporting
FEWER devices than we do now.
> > (5) Serious lack of documentation (show-stopper, because without
> > this, how do we make the plethora of HBA drivers we support
> > work?)
> And how much documentation do you have on the current NetBSD SCSI layer?
Basically none. But past errors are no excuse :-)
> Matt Jacob (isp) and Warner Losh (aha) have ported HBA drivers to CAM with
> only other drivers for documentation and Justin's assistance. So it is
> possible to do.
Yes, I understand that. But count the number of HBA drivers in NetBSD,
and count the number of people who will be doing the work. A clear,
concise manual page with even just a basic description of the code path
would be of great help.
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