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Re: Address of second TMSCP controller

Johnny Billquist <bqt%update.uu.se@localhost> writes:

> The whole point of the DEC defined floating CSR configuration rules
> was in order to reliably identify each controller type. But it
> requires a rather more intelligent contextual probing of the address
> space instead of the NetBSD rules based matching system.

I just noticed this discussion thread...  The probing algorithm is quite
simple, and data driven.  I wrote a tool that mimics the CONFIG part of
VMS SYSGEN, in order to configure my Q-bus systems according to DEC
rules.  By far most of the work was in copying out the tables of device
specifications from the Grey Wall.  :)

A write-up, and the tool, are at https://www.hamartun.priv.no/sysgen.html

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