Subject: Re: 'ncr' driver with HP drives?
To: None <>
From: Wayne Berke <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/23/1996 15:37:42
In message <>, "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
> driver...

Hear, hear.  But what happened to Stephan and Wolfgang and their
FreeBSD efforts?