Subject: Re: DEFPA FDDI card on PPC machines
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 01/17/2003 17:51:25
On 2003.01.17 09:05 Matt Thomas wrote:

> FYI, I checked a fix for macppc earlier today. =20
> I pretty sure it'll fix the prep problems too.
Wonderful! Thank you very much for this work.

I droped pdq.c and pdqreg.h from -current into my 1.6 source,
recompiled, ... and now it works on my (from dmesg.boot)
NetBSD 1.6 (SirTobie) #0: Fri Jan 17 16:48:05 CET 2003
Model: IBM PPS Model 7248 (E)
total memory =3D 65536 KB
avail memory =3D 55716 KB
using 844 buffers containing 3376 KB of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: 604 (Revision 3.4), ID 0 (primary)
cpu0: HID0 c084<ICE,DCE,SGE,BHT>
fpa0 at pci0 dev 18 function 0: DEC DEFPA PCI FDDI DAS Controller
fpa0: FDDI address 00:a0:24:61:dc:8e, FW=3D2.46, HW=3D0, SMT V7.2
fpa0: FDDI Port =3D A (PMD =3D ANSI Multi-Mode), FDDI Port[B] =3D B (PMD =
ANSI Multi-Mode)
fpa0: interrupting at irq 15

First I had some minor problems getting the link up. Lots of=20
fpa0: Unsolicited Event: Phy Port: Elasticy Buffer Error=20
Looked like the Alpha couldn't get the link up. After a bit fiddling
with the cableing it run well. I got 3 MB / s by ftp-ing xsrc.tgz from
disk to disk from and to my Alpha PWS 500au running Tru64 5.1.=20

Now I have to get an other DEFPA as there is a Sun Ultra5 board on the
way to me. :-)=20