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Re: DECstation porters unite !

Subject: Re: DECstation porters unite !
From: Peter <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 20:44:45 +0000 ( )
Approved: not really.
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Reply-to: Peter <>
On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:

> >  o SCSI in almost (?) all other DECstations - NCR53C94. Is this chip
> >    documented ?
> Am I mistaken, or is this not very similar to, or the same as, the scsi in
> the Sparc 2? (And 1,1+,etc)

I don't think so.  My SparcStation ELC board doesn't have a 53C94.  They
do seem to share the same hardware regarding the sound, where both use an
AMD AM79C chip.  This also handles ISDN on the DECStation. 

> >Probably it is also a good idea to make a list of the hardware that is 
> >available for testing kernels. 
> >I have a DS2100, a 5000/25, a 5000/120 and a 5000/200 and can get 
> >access to 5000/33's, 3100's and 5000/240's at University.
> I have a 5000/120, and a 3100...

I've got 2 5000/25's and a 3100, but those are both already on the list.
I don't have consoles for either, so I'm sure I can help testing the
serial-console stuff ;)

> >I would personally also like to support the first-generation TurboChannel
> >AXP machines (3000/[34567]00) as the Alpha developers don't seem to be 
> >interested in these ... but I still don't have such a machine :-(.
> >
> I agree with this wholeheartedly...I have access to three AXP 3000/600's. seems to have a large portion of
the TurboChannel information.

 -- Peter

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