Subject: Re: NetBSD supports this ....?
To: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/12/1999 13:13:02
> As Ross Harvey wrote...
> > > From: "Kevin P. Neal" <email@example.com>
> > >
> > > Does NetBSD support the "KZPAA-AA"?
> > >
> > > It's a PCI scsi card, narrow, single-ended. That's about all I
> > > know about it since search.digital.com has been broken since at
> > > least noon and I don't know exactly where at digital.com to look.
> FYI: your run-of-the-mill Taiwanese NCR810 board will also work. I've had
> both 'genuine' KZPAA and NCR810s in my Alpha and both worked just fine.
Not always. The ncr810 boardlet that came with the Multias does *not* work
in the AlphaPC164 I had.
> > > Plus, 1-800-DIGITAL was next to useless since the tech guy I talked
> > > to didn't know anything at all other than the info above.
> > >
> > > Yes, I'm irritated. Sorry for ranting.
> > Yes, actually, that's kind of the cannonical alpha SCSI controller.
> > Besides NetBSD support, it has the advantage of being one of the few
> > SCSI cards that will be recognized by your SRM firmware.
> Very true. The alternative would be to get some Qlogic board. Most
> SRMs understand them too.
Not all Qlogic boards, though. The PTI board with OBP f/w don't get seen-
nobody really knows why. The Qlogic 2100 and Qlogic 1080 and Qlogic 1240
won't be seen. Also- some really early 1040 PCI cards (the 1040a) have
problems with some SRMs- they basically put it into Ultra mode and it's
really not capable of it.