Subject: Re: QLogic ISP in cheap Mac card
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/2000 23:50:41
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jan 2000 20:07:28 -0700 (MST) 
>  Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET> wrote:
>  > Does anyone know if these Mac cards will work with the MI driver?  You
>  > might not be able to boot off it, but it ought to work, right?  I've heard
>  > the ISP is one of the best chips and has one of the best NetBSD drivers,
>  > but that availability has scared people away from it in the past.
> They should.  But probably won't, due to minor byte-order issues in
> the PCI front end.  Should take all of 15 minutes to fix.

Actually, it'll less likely be a problem with the PCI 'front end' as the
SWIZZLE macros for the request/response queue entries- the UltraLinux version
of this driver exercises those, but this issue hasn't really come up in NetBSD
as yet and could use a bit of cleanup. More than 15 minutes but less than a
half day I'd say- it was always on my list to try and check it out on a PPC
machine, but unfortunately I haven't got one any more (my AIX box got snarfed
back by it's owner last week).