Subject: Re: Sigh, will DSSI disks *ever* work with NetBSD?
To: Brian Chase <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/21/2002 22:39:43
At 09:51 PM 11/21/2002, Brian Chase wrote:
>On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 wrote:
> > Well, what about a generic scsi-mscp controller rather than an
> > ide-mscp thing?  Surely there ought to be some way to do that, and
> > maybe run off a hundred boards or so, and let folks at it with the
> > soldering pencils.
>Creating any controller that can talk MSCP will be non-trivial.  It's
>noble project, and would be useful for more people, but I'd give it very
>low odds of happening.  I'd think doing a proprietary interface would be
>far easier from the hardware standpoint of creating a new board. And
>we've certainly the talent available for writing device drivers.

Except that doesn't help if you want to *boot* off them.

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