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SubjectRe: Incomplete Adaptec 29160 support!?
> > Based on what I've been able to find out on the net, it
> > appears that the support of the Adaptec 29160 is not complete
> > (optimal?), but because the card works in a degraded mode with the
> > current driver, there haven't been many complaints.
> >
> > A recent benchmark in Open Magazine (1.2, Sep 2000) describes this.
> > Their comments on page 26 address this issue. They say the card is
> > recognized as a "7892", and works in Ultra2 mode instead of Ultra160.
> > The use Redhat 6.2 for their benchmark.
>
> Which might be their problem. i haven't used RedHat for a while
> (switched to Debian), but the Redhat kernel might not have the right support
> compiled in. Also, were they using an Ultra160 drive? And an Ultra160 cable?
>
> > Looking at the driver, the README.aic7xxx file does not say that the
> > 29160 (or any other Adaptec Ultra160 card, for that matter) is
> > supported.
>
> Which is a bunch of bullsh*t. i have an Adaptec 39160 and it works
> beautifully. With regards to the docs, i found this under the
> "Supported cards/chipsets" section around line 42 of
> drivers/scsi/README.aic7xxx (in both 2.4.0 and 2.2.17):
>
> AHA-29160M

kernel 2.4.9-test9, 29160 Adaptec. But /proc and lspci also say it is an
AIC-7892. Is the AIC-7892 also a 64 bit card?

dmesg:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
(scsi0) <Adaptec AIC-7892 Ultra 160/m SCSI host adapter> found at PCI
0/11/0
(scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 32/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 392 instructions downloaded
scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.2.1/5.2.0
<Adaptec AIC-7892 Ultra 160/m SCSI host adapter>
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