Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/21/2002 12:08:37
At 11:31 PM 11/20/2002, you wrote:
>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.
>Anybody know of a company dumping cheap QBUS SCSI cards that speak 
>MSCP?  eBay hasn't had any in a while and the distributers want like $800 
>for one.  The only reason I'm whining is one of my drives is on the verge 
>of dying and this machine has sentimental value :)

The proper way is to design a Q-bus IDE controller which speaks
MSCP/UQSSP.  That way the existing MSCP would just work.  And even
better, other Q-bus (ULTRIX, VMS, RSX, 2BSD, etal) could use as well.

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