Subject: Autoconfig Info for ASDG Lan-Rover EB-920, also G-Force 040/33
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <PHYS98@Jetson.UH.EDU>
Date: 08/29/1996 00:57:14
this is for NetBSD Amiga. The autoconfig information for the ASDG LanRover
EB-920 Ethernet card was wrong in the NetBSD 1.1 release. It should be
Manufacturer ID 1023, Product ID 254
Also, after talking to Ralph Babel (former Software designer for GVP), the
G-Force 040/33 for the A2000 has the problem that it tries to do burst
accesses to any RAM (except chip mem) including 16 bit memory. This
is due to a hardware bug that surfaced with 68040.library 37.30 which
enables the caches for Zorro II memory boards. Previous versions mapped
the entire Zorro II area as non cachable and thus no burst accesses occured.
NetBSD looks up within a few seconds when a Zorro II memory board is installed
in the machine (same thing with AmigaOS with 68040.library 37.30, no problem
with 37.10 or earlier), I'd like to ask you to disable caching of Zorro II
memory boards if a GVP G-Force 040/33 boards is installed (the kernal already
positively identifies this board).
Please reply (I sent a bug report before about the EB-920 Ethernet card, but
haven't heard anything).
P.S.: I have a large list (275+ boards) of the autoconfig ID's
P.P.S.: I have an EB-920 so that ID (1023,254) has been verified