Subject: Re: 8-port Boca boards
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/2000 11:15:50
Manuel Bouyer <> writes:

> On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 02:14:47PM -0600, Chris Jones wrote:
> > I'm trying to use an 8-port BocaBoard in 1.5_ALPHA on i386, and I'm
> > not having much luck.  I was wondering if anybody else had had any
> > success with these.  I think my next step is to downgrade to 1.4 and
> > see if that works.
> I have a 16-ports one working, which uses the same driver as the 8-port one:
> I implemented a workaround, which is to periodically call comintr() for each
> serial port; this seems to have prevented the hangs that would otherwise
> make the board unusable.

Thanks; this worked beautifully for me!  Should this get committed
back to -current?  If so, I'll be happy to vouch for its working-ness
for a pullup request for 1.5.


Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"