Subject: Re: 3Com 3c595 and 3c90x cards
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/12/1998 01:14:31
On Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:53:01 +0200 (MET DST) 
 Matthias Drochner <> wrote:

 > Is the ISA 509 that different?

Yah, the ISA device is totally different...

 > However, I have a number of 590 and 900 combos, and a
 > 905TPO.

Cool, if you could test the 590 and 90x models, that'd be

 > One thing comes to mind which I think was proposed already:
 > How about an ifconfig option which can set the default media
 > selection stored on the card's flash ROM?
 > It's especially useful for diskless boot where the ROM has no
 > way to parse "rc.conf" or so.

Yah, I'd still like to have something like this, or a program for
the 3Com cards that manipulated the eeprom from userspace...

I don't know how you set that stuff in NV storage on the Demon,
Vortex, and Boomerang chips, tho.

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