Subject: Re: pciide performance on alpha
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/13/1999 11:59:45
On Fri, 13 Aug 1999 11:14:49 +0200 
 Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:

 > If adresses above 0xffff are ok on the alpha (Jason, is this true ? You know
 > alpha hardware better than me :) then NetBSD certainly does the rigth thing
 > (otherwise a lot of other drivers would fail as well).

Yes, that's correct.

 > My guess is that the promise chip, which was specifically designed for
 > PCs, doesn't support it.

That would be my guess, too.

BTW, I've ordered one of these Promise boards, so I might be able to help
debug this soon :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>