Subject: Re: 1.6 on IPC (tagged queuing bug still there)
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/06/2002 21:48:56
On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 01:40:32PM -0600, Rick Kelly wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer said:
> >Are you sure ? It's not clear yet it's not a driver issue.
> >Peoples do exange disks between hardware of different classes much more than
> >you seem to think.
> >Someone should try one of these "buggy" drives with another adapter.
> Way back when, when the Adaptec 2940, NCR, and other controllers came out
> for Intel boxes, a lot of people had problems with tagged queueing. There 
> is probably a lot of history on the subject in the old i386 archives.
> There does seem to be a tendency to put the i386 release above others like
> sparc. This may be because most developers are developing NetBSD on i386
> boxes.

This is one reason. The other is that i386 hardware will also run in other
boxes. I tested siop/esiop in i386, sparc64, alpha and macppc boxes. This
allowed me to find bugs in the driver I wound't have noticed otherwise.

Manuel Bouyer <>