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Re: challenge s boots linux

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Subject: Re: challenge s boots linux
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:29:24 +0200
Cc: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>, Richard Hartensveld <richardh@infopact.nl>, Rob Lembree <lembree@sgi.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <19980924015938.K2843@uni-koblenz.de>; from ralf@uni-koblenz.de on Thu, Sep 24, 1998 at 01:59:38AM +0200
References: <36081982.8D3B6975@infopact.nl> <Pine.LNX.3.96.980922201845.10292B-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> <19980923212241.01963@alpha.franken.de> <19980924015938.K2843@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Thu, Sep 24, 1998 at 01:59:38AM +0200, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> > As long as the harddisk are attached to it, it should work. The wd33c95
> > is a rather strange chip, and from the datasheet I have here, it looks like
> > a lot of work to write a driver for it, because besides the kernel code,
> > you have to write sequence code for the chip, too.
> 
> Did I missunderstand the 95's documentation - I thought we can abuse the
> 95 as a 93, thereby saving alot of driver work for now?

The documentation isn't really clear about that, but I believe you need
sequencer code to make the 95 acting like a 93. And I couldn't find such
a thing, yet.

Thomas.

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