Subject: PS/2 and MCA patches for 1.2 available
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Scott Telford <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/25/1996 12:26:59
I've ported my PS/2 and MCA bus support patches to NetBSD 1.2. It's working,
but maybe a little rough round the edges (haven't dealt with this bus_io_*()
stuff yet).

Also included are patches for the ISA "ie" 82586 driver to make it
bus-independent and an MCA front-end for same to drive the 3Com 3C523. I can
now get my 2Mb PS/2 Model 70 booting diskless into single-user mode (with only
2Mb, multi-user mode induces endless NFS swap thrash frenzy 8-().  

The MCA ESDI driver is still in the works, and there's no progress on the
floppy problems. Support for the AHA-1640 and 3C529 may appear in a future
release (looks like they should be trivial), but I don't have either of these
so volunteers for testing are requested 8-)

See or

Scott Telford, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre,       <>
University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK.(+44 131 650 5978)
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