Subject: Re: Next sgimips commit
To: Rafal Boni <>
From: Jeff Smith <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 02/07/2001 19:57:54
Rafal Boni wrote:

> I am curious whether I could shove an ISA NIC into the EISA slot in my
> I2 and use that as a way to get maybe root-on-NFS going easier (similar
> to the use-a-PCI-NIC way you've bootstrapped the O2's).  I have a load
> of ISA NICs, but if I need a real EISA nic, then I'd actually have to
> go find/buy/trade for one.

The EISA chipset came from Intel but there is a small SGI interface
ASIC to that chip from the GIO bus.  I think getting that code to
work would take some effort.  Also, unlike the PCI busses, ISA
isn't walked and configed by the prom, so you would be on your