Subject: Re: Config of PCI-SCSI hostadapters in an Alpha 255/300
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/30/2006 18:11:28
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:10:56 +0100
Uwe Lienig <> wrote:

> 1. Which one to use?
esiop(4) is used by many different machines (alpha, i386, sparc64,
hp700, various power-pc, ...) and is knowen to work well and reliable.
Adaptecs are knowen to do funky things sometimes.

> 2. What about the BIOS config these cards offer under PC-BIOSes?
Irrelevant on non-i386 hardware. The BIOS is not used. Usually the
settings of the card are set up by the card BIOS when the mainboard BIOS
runs the card BIOS. Non-i386 machines don't run the BIOS, so the card
usually starts up with default settings.

> 3. Should I switch to NetBSD-3.0?
Yes. Maintenance for 3.x will last longer from now on then for 2.x
simply because 2.x was released earlier.