Subject: Re: Best SCSI card for NetBSD ?
To: None <tim@cst.COM.AU>
From: Martin Cracauer <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/09/1996 13:13:00
tim@cst.COM.AU (Tim Liddelow)

>I'm setting up a fairly decent server machine to support an organisation
>and wish to run NetBSD on it.  I have been having a few problems with the
>NCR SCSI driver/NCR53c810 in an existing machine and am wondering if
>it would be better to select another card/driver combination for the new

>Are Adaptec boards the best bet ?  If so, which model ?  Are the Adaptec 
>driver(s) more robust than the NCR driver ?

Part of the problem is that both drivers (NCR 810 and Adaptec 2940)
are developend by FreeBSD folks and that bug fixes by the authors
(which are quite frequent) are made in the FreeBSD tree. The NetBSD
ncr driver had some updates, the 2940 driver is really behind. A
NetBSD-current port of a recent FreeBSD version is at:

The only fast *and* stable *and tested* PCI solution seems to be

Martin Cracauer <>  -  BSD User Group Hamburg
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