Subject: Re: QLogic ISP in cheap Mac card
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
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).