Subject: Re: Now Ive gone and done it
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Douglas Meade <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/05/2000 12:55:50

The KFQSA controller is the one you want.  They are not
so easy to find however.  I've got one that I've got up
and running with NetBSD 1.4.1, thanks to help from Chuck
McManis and Allison Parent.  I've also got a Vax 4000
with integrated DSSI, and I haven't even tried to netboot
it yet.  I assume that will work, it's just that NetBSD
can't talk to that pile of disks in there.  It's runs
VMS very nicely though.  ;>


On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> > On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Andrew Sporner wrote:
> > 
> > > I may be dreaming, but I had an RF-71 running NetBSD on
> > > 1.4.2.  Perhaps it is because it was running on a controller
> > > that was not on the CPU?  It might be better to say that the
> > > onboard DSSI controllers aren't supported, rather than the
> > > stand-along DSSI controller that I had.
> > 
> > If the standalone controller presented the disks as MSCP devices, then
> > that would explain them being supported.  Many (most?) of the Q-bus based
> > disk controllers bridge between the native bus of the disk drives to MSCP.
> > 
> > -brian.
> So, does that mean, that I CAN use the dssi drives in my MV3400, IFF
> I find a different DSSI controller, on NetBSD?
> If so, which controller board do I need to look out for?  KQFSA(?)?
> And, which version(s) of NetBSD to load for this?
> Bob