Subject: Re: NetBSD/hp300 webpages
To: Steve Peurifoy <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/20/1998 22:00:25
	(Presumably this is PR 3769).

	Hmm - can someone say _why_ this can't be commited, or at least
	added as a kernel option?


		     He who laughs, lasts...

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Steve Peurifoy wrote:

> > > 	In particular it would be helpful if anyone using a 400 series
> > > 	machine with a Domain keyboard, or any hp300 with a SCSI-2 drive,
> > > 	could confirm that all works fine.
> > 
> > I can only say something to SCSI-2 drives:
> > 
> > The Quantum Lightning 730 works fine at my HP9000/400 - except that
> > I can't directly reboot. I always have to halt, then use the reset
> > button. If I try to reboot via shutdown/reboot command, the drive is
> > not found.
> > 
> > There was a pr with a workarround, that solved that problem, but was
> > declared as `clutch', not real fix, thus it never made it into the tree.
> I admire good clean fixes as much as the next person and certainly the
> hp300 SCSI driver could use replacing for a number of reasons.  I would
> note however, that there exist drives (Seagate 2 gig Hawks for example)
> with which the unpatched code in the tree should be run only by people
> with good backups who really enjoy restoring filesystems.  Usually the
> drive responds to selection within 2 ms.  Sometimes it don't...
> With a modification similar to that in the PR, my Hawks run flawlessly.
> I've decided to hold my nose and live with it.
> -Steve