Subject: Re: status of ncr 53c810 scsi adapter?
To: Charles Lepple <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mark H. Levine <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/1998 17:06:50
In all seriousness, is this problem widespread enough that we should make an
attempt to quantify the successes and failures of certain machine/disk
That's rather a sad way to attack things. It seems so far people have
given anecdotal evidence that
- certain features fail
- error recovery fails
- the problem is most likely NetBSD kernel timing (works with
VGA console, fails with 9600 baud printfs to serial console)
Which is to emphasize that certain disk/controller combinations work
but _only under certain circumstances of timing_ caused by the platform
and what else is on the platform at the time. That seems to dictate
finding the timing problems is a better solution, since your catalog
will either not be reliable or will have to give entire equipment
lists. And you want error recovery in all cases, I would think.
A better page to start might be a "lore" page on how to maintain these
drivers, so people with spare cycles don't have to start by writing for
manuals and begging for details.