Subject: Re: syspkg dependencies
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/2004 01:20:23
In message <20041019061616.GN17288@che.ojctech.com>, David Young writes:
>> (Hey, that reminds me: Anyone looked at trying to crack the massive NDA
>> problems with the DiskOnChip people?)
>M-Systems? They don't have a massive NDA problem, do they? I had
>downloaded some of their datasheets to read, just the other day....
At one point, anyway, there was no driver-level documentation for their stuff;
I know that they were one of the very few binary-only drivers in BSD/OS, even
for source customers. I think there was some kind of reverse-engineered
driver out there... Maybe they changed their minds. I was looking at it
maybe a year or more ago, in connection with a Technologic TS-5500. They use
a lot of the M-Systems stuff, and apparently there's Linux drivers, but no
BSD drivers, except the now-defunct BSD/OS one.