Subject: Re: 'ncr' driver with HP drives?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wayne Berke <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1996 15:37:42
In message <199609231823.OAA11273@jekyll.piermont.com>, "Perry E. Metzger" writ
> Chris G Demetriou writes:
> > Has anybody sucessfully used the 'ncr' driver (on the i386 8-) with
> > (recent) HP drives?
> > On the Alpha, i've tried it with a few HP C3325A's and it reports SCSI
> > errors whenever the disks are accessed. I've heard others report
> > problems with 'ncr' on the Alpha as well.
> > I was wondering if this was a problem only on the alpha, or if people
> > using 'ncr' on the i386 had noticed it as well.
> I've noticed all sorts of failures with the NCR driver -- most
> recently, I've been unable to have my tape drive and my disk drive
> operating simultaneously :(
> In general, the faster the drive, the more likely you are to have
> trouble. More recent drives are faster.
Actually, I seem to remember that failure mode was more likely on fast
drives with slow CPUs. Is your failure on a Pentium box?
> If anyone has any way to fix the NCR driver (probably rewriting it?) I
> would be astonishingly grateful. Indeed, I've frequently offered a
> bottle of fine single malt scotch for anyone willing to redo the NCR
Hear, hear. But what happened to Stephan and Wolfgang and their