Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/21/2002 07:15:24
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 02:31:32AM -0500, wrote:

[ D00d, please use a mailer that line-wraps the text for you next time :-]

 > I saw a site the other day while netsurfing, I can't remember the URL
 > unfortunately.  Someone actually developed a homebrew QBUS IDE controller.
 > It doesn't support DMA, only PIO though.  It might be slow and IDE blows
 > as a standard but DSSI is dead and these RF30's I have won't last forever.
 > Is there a driver in the works for this?  I'm sure I'm not the only one on
 > the list to see it, I'm sure if you look on google you can find it.  I need
 > more drive space and BSD isn't as small as it used to be.  It took a lot of
 > work to squeeze 1.5 on two RF30's hehe.  

A driver for this should be trivial -- Would just need a "wdc_qbus" front-end
for the generic IDE controller driver that NetBSD has.

The hardest part would be putting the board together :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>