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Re: eisa scsi controller on indigo2

To: Damian Dimmich <djd20@kent.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: eisa scsi controller on indigo2
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 20:15:30 +0100
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On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 05:42:52PM +0100, Damian Dimmich wrote:

> Does anyone know if the eisa based compaq (181132-001) Smart Array scsi
> Controller 2CH would work in an sgi system?  I have an indigo 2 at the
> moment and am looking to get a better scsi card into it.  I know the eisa
> bus is not fully supported/tested on the indigo2's, but i would be happy
> to see how far I can get it to work :).
> 
> A different compaq eisa scsi controller would be interesting too.  There 
> seems 
> to be quite a few of those floating around on e-bay.

The EISA support for the Indigo 2 has never been more than rudimentary.
I think right now only PIO cards will work which will exclude about any
decent piece of hardware.

Yes, the driver for the onboard WD33C93 controller is _bad_ and extremly
slow.

  Ralf

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