Subject: Re: Sigh, will DSSI disks *ever* work with NetBSD?
To: Thomas Dzubin <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/20/2002 13:49:46
On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 04:27:02AM -0800, Thomas Dzubin wrote:

> Will DSSI ever work with NetBSD?
Not in the near future and possibly never. DSSI is a only different 
physical interface for CI. I.e. it is the same as the big star coupler 
coax cable based CI found on big VAXen, only with a "cheap" physical
interface. If we want support for DSSI disks, we have to implement a 
complete CI framework. This is doable, but it will be a big task and 
we would need documentation about CI and the accompanying protocols.
This stuff is made out of solid unobtainium. I had to learn this 
when I tried st start with DSSI support... 

> this being actively worked on?
No. (Not that I know.)

> Should I take my RF72s out and sell 'em on eBay?
You should look for a KFQSA. ;-)