Subject: microSCSI adapter
To: list NetBSD port-pc532 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eyal Lebedinsky <email@example.com>
Date: 03/13/2004 00:05:51
I asked some questions about the Sonic microSCSI scsi<->ethernet adapter
on this list a couple of weeks ago.
I since got advice and a driver, which allowed me to run the device
I thought I should say that I now have an ISA card plugged into my pc532
with wires soldered to the bottom going to the adapter, which is driven
from the internal power supply.
I started with an unused ISA card from which I removed all the components
(using a dremel type tool, taking no prisoners).
I now have to firmly attach the adapter to the card, and nibble the metal
backplate to accommodate the NIC connectors.
Anyone knows how much current I can source from the +5v pin on the
ISA socket (pin B29)? I do not know what the adapter pulls but the
dc-dc converter on it says it takes a max 580ma under full load.
Simon, I think the driver is good enough to check it in and add
it to the kernel build since most of the running pc532's now
have a microSCSI attached -:)
Eyal Lebedinsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://samba.org/eyal/>