Subject: netbsd-1-6 branch vs. recent esp(4) fixes....
To: NetBSD/sparc Discussion List <port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/2002 18:58:41
Has there been enough experience yet to know if the more recent fixes to
esp(4) (i.e. sys/dev/ic/ncr53c9x.c et al) are well enough tested to be
pulled up to the netbsd-1-6 branch yet?  (this goes along with my post
from last Friday asking if the -current scsictl(8) can be pulled up too)

I'm getting tired of having one of my disks go offline and not being
able to reset the bus (yes I should fix/replace the disk, but that's yet
another issue :-).  It would seem from what I read in the code and CVS
that it's now possible to reset the bus, and indeed the driver may even
automatically reset the bus after some errors too.

I can try copying the new driver (and scsictl) files over to my local
working directory and building a test kernel with them if there's still
need to test the changes -- just let me know if this still needs to be

								Greg A. Woods

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