Subject: Re: ISA DMA
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/07/1996 22:42:30
[ Moving to tech-kern, but BCC'ing current-users so they know what
  happened... ]

On Thu, 7 Nov 1996 14:10:47 -0600 wrote:

 > I'm having to put an AHA 1542 CF into my nice EISA box, until I can figure out 
 > what exactly is going wrong in the 1740 driver.  I'm looking into the Linux
 > driver, since it probes the card correctly, to see what they do differently.
 > Since the machine has 40M of core, I'm going to need the isadma patch.
 > Please consider this another request for an integrated ISADMA solution.

...speaking of which...

As some of you know, I've been working on a design for the MI bus dma
code... That has been "on hold" w/ me, due to a busy schedule.

But I haven't forgotten :-)

I've gotten some really contructive comments from Charles Hannum and
Matthias Drochner, and I think I can address Justin Gibbs's and
Matt Thomas's concerns.

I'm going to be busy next week, but might find some time to work on the
document a bit more.  I'll be in Pittsburgh the entire week after that.

So, providing that I can get a new version of the design document out by
next Thursday evening, you guys will have a week to provide constructive
criticism before I return to my mail... If a consensus has been reached
by then, maybe a prototype implementation can be done in time for
the Christmas holiday!  :-)

Jason R. Thorpe                             
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