Subject: VME ie card on sun3 (sun4 people also please read)
To: Alex Barclay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 04/29/1999 21:53:49
Well, it worked once, but it's a seldom used device.
The sun3 does not use the stuff in sys/dev/vme (yet).
As you observe, they are derived from the same sources.
I suggest looking over the ie RAM init stuff. Funky...
Alex Barclay writes:
> Hi all,
> I have recently tried to install a extra ie card into my Sun 3/470
> (The card is a multibus into vme converter affair)
> Anyway it failed miserably! :-(
> My first thought was that the card was fried. Anyway, a couple of
> days later I drag from the depths of my memory how to netboot SunOS
> 4.1.1 and the card probes and runs fine.
> So here are the questions
> 1) Has anyone else had this card working, could be Sun3 or Sun4
> 2) I noticed that drivers appear in 2 places in the tree.
> sys/dev/vme and sys/arch/sun3/dev
> On cursory inspection they seem quite similar (Sun 3 seems to be
> using its own copy)
> 3) If I go in and fix this then does anyone know about the ie chipset
> as I don't
> The card seems to be failing to initialise the memory on the card,
> not sure why but it then generates an interrupt. As soon as
> interrupts are enabled I get unclaimed interrupt scrolling up off the