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SubjectSYM-2 / SYM-1 / NCR-3 drivers UPdates

Updated drivers for SYMBIOS 53C[8XX|1010] chips are available from
the ftp.tux.org site.

sym53c8xx-1.7.3-pre1 + ncr53c8xx-3.4.3-pre1
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URL (entered by hand):
ftp.tux.org://roudier/drivers/linux/stable/sym-1.7.3-ncr-3.4.3-pre1.tar.gz

sym-2.1.6
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URL (entered by foot :))
ftp.tux.org://roudier/drivers/portable/sym-2.1.6-20010207.tar.gz

The former is an update for the driver bundle currently in 2.2 and 2.4.
The latter is the portable sym driver that for now supports Linux and
FreeBSD.

Stock sym/ncr drivers in both 2.2 and 2.4 are more than 6 months old and
need to be updated. My plan is to leave kernel maintainers the choice
between sym-1/ncr-3 and sym-2. Btw, sym-2 is anyway candidate for 2.5.

The both (tri?) drivers do call pci_enable_device() prior to looking
into the pcidev structure. Donnot colour me happy of that, but given that
it is not me but kernel maintainers that will be bashed if this breaks
firmware RAID, I didn't see any problem for this change. :-)

If some additionnal testing could be performed this week-end by courageous
Linux users, this will avoid some noise once sent to kernel maintainers,
if I missed something important in the updates.

Gérard.


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