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Re: linux 2.4.8: The DECstation 5000/2x0 NVRAM module driver

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: linux 2.4.8: The DECstation 5000/2x0 NVRAM module driver
From: Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 08:34:45 -0400
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010906141756.28792A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 02:31:45PM +0200
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* Maciej W. Rozycki (macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl) wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>  I've prepared a syntactic update to the DECstation 5000/2x0 NVRAM module
> driver for linux 2.4.8.  There are no functional changes at the moment. 
> The driver patch and supplementary changes are available at:
> 'ftp://ftp.ds2.pg.gda.pl/pub/macro/drivers/ms02-nv/'.  
> 
>  I'm looking for a tester with a DECstation 5000/200 and a MS02 NVRAM
> module.  I'm going to improve the module detection code in the next
> version to make it less firmware-dependent.  This is needed to support
> multiple modules as well as single modules in non-standard slots.  I need
> to make sure I can rely on bus error exceptions just like in the /240. 

        Welp, I've got a DECstation 5000/200 but no clue what (if any)
        NVRAM module it has.  How can I find out? :)  I havn't booted
        the thing up in quite a while so I'm not even sure it's exactly
        functional, but I've been looking for an excuse to play with it.

                Stephen

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