Subject: Re: some perplexity
To: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/25/1998 18:28:40
On Fri, Sep 25, 1998 at 08:50:39AM -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> "Charles M. Hannum" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > On the other hand these two drivers would be the only ones in the whole
> > > system having the same manufacturer and the same bus architecture.
> > Actually, there is at least one other example: the Adaptec 1542
> > (`aha') and Adaptec 1522 (`aic'), which are both ISA SCSI controllers.
> > (Although this is a little different in that one is a `smart' board
> > and the other is a `dumb' board.)
> of scsi drivers, those may be the only one...
> However, ethernet drivers are nother. the record there for same
> manufacturer & bus would seem to be 5 (!!), for the 3c50
> boards on ISA. 8-)
The record for totally different but nearly indistinguishable from marketing
view is Intel Etherexpress.
- Intel Etherexpress
- Intel Etherexpress PRO
- Intel Etherexpress PRO/10 PCI
- Intel Etherexpress PRO/100
with at least 3 totally different (to my knowledge) chipsets.