Subject: Re: ncr53c810 driver
To: Eric.Melville (Exchange) <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/09/2000 19:24:33
<> (Eric.Melville (Exchange)) writes:

> According to the NetBSD/alpha notes, the driver for the ncr53c810 SCSI
> chipset is buggy. Is this still the case with NetBSD-1.4.2 and
> NetBSD-current?

The "ncr" driver for the 53c810 chipset is buggy. It's annoyingly
buggy, but not disasterously so; lots of people do use it
successfully. My AlphaStation 200 uses the ncr driver and doesn't trip
over any of the bugs.

There's a newer "siop" driver for the 53c810 and others in that family
which seems to be less buggy (it's certainly better-written), but
hasn't been exposed to the test of time, and is missing a few
performance-critical features.

        - Nathan