Subject: Re: status of ncr 53c810 scsi adapter?
To: Cliff Romash <romash@BBN.COM>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/20/1998 14:05:34
As I've noted, our NCR driver really, truly sucks. The right fix is
for someone to rewrite it. No amount of kludging with it is going to
fix the thing.


Cliff Romash writes:
> After some further thinking and experimentation, I've come to the
> conclusion that the problem that we are having here at GTE is caused by
> using a serial console! A particular machine will reliably reboot with a
> graphics console, but fail with a serial console.
> The choice of disk drive also seems to affect this. Machines with Seagate
> ST34501W exhibit the problem, while a machine with a ST32155W have not
> seen the problem over several months.