Subject: Re: NetBSD/hp300 webpages
To: Steve Peurifoy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
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.