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Re: DECstation porters unite !

Subject: Re: DECstation porters unite !
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 15:40:54 +0100
In-reply-to: <199801181225.NAA01041@jordan.numerik>; from Michael Engel on Sun, Jan 18, 1998 at 01:25:01PM +0100
References: <199801181225.NAA01041@jordan.numerik>
>   o Ethernet (Lance 7990) - should be able to derived from the Sparc port,
>     major difference is that the Lance has a separate memory area in at
>     least the DS[23]100 and 5000/200 and isn't able to do DMA.

a Lance in shared memory mode. There are already device drivers in
Linux, which use it in that mode (sk_g17, depca).

>   o SCSI in almost (?) all other DECstations - NCR53C94. Is this chip
>     documented ?

there are also two drivers in Linux, esp and mac53c94.


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
                   [Linus Torvalds in <4rikft$7g5@linux.cs.Helsinki.FI>]

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