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Re: SII

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Subject: Re: SII
From: Thomas Riemer <triemer@apt4g.a3nyc.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 09:32:44 -0400 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <199809050812.KAA05182@fourier.numerik.math.uni-siegen.de>
The source for this is NCR5380.c in drivers/scsi?

-Tom

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Given enough eyeballs all bugs seem shallow.

On Sat, 5 Sep 1998, Michael Engel wrote:

> 
> > Anyone have any recommendations on the SII device driver?  
> 
> IIRC, the SII is a rather primitive chip, so it probably won't make much
> sense to start with a driver for a highly complicated SCSI controller.
> 
> > What's a good template to start with?
> 
> I think the 5380 driver would make a good template. I hacked around with
> the 5380 on my Mac Plus many years ago and remember it was rather an 
> enhanced parallel port ;-) - i.e. you have to implement most of the
> SCSI protocol in the driver as the chip doesn't handle it for you. The 
> more recent SCSI controller IC's (e.g. the 53C810) have their own 
> microcontroller to control the SCSI sequencing etc.
> 
> regards,
>       Michael
> 

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