Subject: Re: more on the 400-series utility chip
To: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
From: mike smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/22/1997 00:36:41
Herb Peyerl wrote:
> > > 0x0080 calendar of some sort
> > This one's a bit weird; have to keep looking at it.
> I don't think you're terribly interested in that calendar 'cuz there's no
> battery hooked up to it.
Hmm, so the battery on the 425 board talks to the HP clock? Fair
> The "docs" that I have from the Apollo DN2500 (codenamed "frodo") and the
> "utility chip" that it has indicate effectively what you guys are seeing
> as far as layout.
Ah, now I understand why it's called the "frodo" chip. Guess I'd better
rename my driver at some stage 8)
> I have:
> cpu_isr base+0xc0 interrupt status reg
> bit 5 53c90 scsi interrupt.
> bit 4 53c90 DMA request.
I would guess that these aren't used on the 4xx...
> cpu_ccr base+0xd0 cpu control reg
> diag_cr base+0xd0 Diagnostic mode control register
> bit 7 fpu enable
> bit 6 toggle parity value when bit 5 is low
> bit 5 force parity error
> bit 4 clear parity error & buserr reg
> bit 3 enable 4mbit drams, hi=1mbit, lo=4mbit
> bit 2 disable parity error nmi.
> bit 1 margin power supply low
> bit 0 margin power supply high
Any idea if any of these at all are used? It would appear that
the HP hardware covers some of these functions elsewhere.
> pic base+0xe0
No details on this one? 8(
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