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    SubjectRe: [ME TOO] Re: Linux-2.1.125 ... pre-2.2 imminent - SCSI issues

    On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > My experience 4 years ago using a IBM S12:
    > >
    > > 1542CF: 2.2 MB/second (with some bus on / bus off hack).
    > > 53C810: 4.4 MB/second (without any hack).
    >
    > Sounds reasonable. But where do I get an ISA bus 53C810 ?

    It is called 53C710 and Linux haven't had support for it until some
    2.1.x kernel. Anyway this controller is also very limited by the
    ISA crap.

    I do not see any problem with using ISA SCSI controllers. I just pointed
    that it is probably hard to find a guy enjoying so much using such
    controllers that he really want to maintain the corresponding drivers.
    For commercial O/Ses that's quite different since you can pay someone to
    do the work.

    I always had seen 1542 advertisments claiming that the device supports BUS
    mastering and 10 MB/s fast SCSI-2 data transfer. Such a wording is utter
    swindling even if it is not false. I paid the 1542 that got the result
    above 1500FF and only 360FF a couple of months later for the 810.


    Gerard.


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