Subject: Re: New NCR driver
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/2000 17:49:23
On Sun, Apr 23, 2000 at 02:57:46AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> In <>
> wrote:
> > If I change that to: Is there any benefits for ME, as my system runs
> > perfectly?
> I guess forthcoming `esiop' driver will have support for
> some enhanced feature of the newer chips (including 53c875),
> which current ncr does not have.

The current ncr driver is *incredibly* buggy, and as soon as Manuel's new
driver supports a few more features (tagged queueing, commands which are not
fully serialized over all the targets) I hope to switch for all of my machines
with 53c8xx SCSI.  With enough pending commands and a driver that isn't
Totally Insane (note that our old "ncr" driver as well as the FreeBSD and
Linux drivers which are closely related to it *are* Totally Insane) I've
had excellent performance from 53c8xx chips under other operating systems.

And they're really cheap.  It will be nice to be able to use them under
NetBSD and not always be at risk of seriously losing due to a buggy device