Subject: asc vs esp
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/21/1997 14:53:18
Matthew Jacob writes:

>> The `esp' name is a Sparc-ism that's

>Emulex SCSI Processor.

>Not a SPARCism, per se.

A Sun-ism, then?

The chip in Decstations, Turbochannel Alphas, and (AFAIK) Macintosh
systems, is an NCR 53c94, or some variant  thereof.
How is this an `Emulex SCSI processor'?
Is there some shared ancestry between Emulex and NCR for this chip?

This, btw, is part of the reason I don't like the 2940 et. al. driver
being _the_ "ncr" driver.  Why should that particular family of ncr
products be `ncr', rather than, say, 53c9[34] drivers, or the ncr5380