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SubjectRe: Question: Adaptec AIC7xxx support
Hi Justin

Thanks much that really cleared it up for me.

John

"Justin T. Gibbs" wrote:

> >Hi
> >
> >I configuring the kernel, there is a option "Build adapter firmware with
> >Kernel build".
>
> There should be. This comment has been in my distributed patches for
> Configure.help for some time:
>
> Build Adapter Firmware with Kernel Build
> CONFIG_AIC7XXX_BUILD_FIRMWARE
> This option should only be enabled if you are modifying the
> firmware source to the aic7xxx driver and wish to have the
> generated firmware include files updated during a normal
> kernel build. The assembler for the firmware requires
> lex and yacc or their equivalents, as well as the db v1
> library. You may have to install additional packages or
> modify the assembler make file or the files it includes
> if your build environment is different than that of the
> author.
>
> I guess it didn't make it in with the rest of the 6.2.4 driver.
>
> >There is no help for this. It's obvious that it build
> >firmware but is it installed in the adapter automagically ???
>
> Firmware is always downloaded by the driver during card initialization.
> As noted above, only someone working on the firmware should need to
> recompile it.
>
> >I also wonder why the reset delay is 15000 Msec. It used to be 5000
> >Msec. I've usually set it to that without nasty results. I just wonder
> >what the reasoning is behind such a long delay.
>
> Some devices require it. The default should be long enough to accomodate
> all configurations. If you can use something shorter, feel free to
> reconfig your kernel that way.
>
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