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SubjectRE: i2o/dpt/adaptec - SmartRAID V?

On 29-Apr-2001 tc lewis wrote:
>
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Davide Libenzi wrote:
>> On 27-Apr-2001 tc lewis wrote:
>> >
>> > i saw a few messages in the archive about these, but i'm still unclear on
>> > the current situation.
>> >
>> > according to /proc/pci, i'm working with a:
>> > Bus 0, device 9, function 1:
>> > I2O: Distributed Processing Technology SmartRAID V Controller (rev 2).
>> > IRQ 9.
>> > Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=1.Max Lat=1.
>> > Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xf9ffffff].
>> >
>> > in the linux-kernel archive there was a recent message from someone noting
>> > that the eata driver does not handle this card. it looks like adaptec has
>> > drivers for this for use with certain versions of linux 2.2, but not for
>> > linux 2.4.
>> >
>> > are these cards supported at all in linux 2.4?
>> >
>> > i think someone mentioned there were licensing issues on including this
>> > driver in the kernel tree, but it was available via some other means /
>> > someone hacked it up from dpt/adaptec for use with 2.4...can i get more
>> > info on this? much appreciated.
>>
>> The attached file is what I'm currently using and, as far as I can tell, it
>> works fine ( on a 2 way SMP PIII server ).
>> The driver developer @adaptec.com told me that a newer version should be
>> issued
>> in a few days to be included in the mainstream code.
>> This new version should have code fixes requested by Alan.
>>
>
> thanks, Davide. i used the patch you sent with 2.4.3, also on a dual p3
> system, and so far it's been working flawlessly as far as i can tell for a
> day or two now.

You've not to thank me but the guy ( Deanna Bonds ) that wrote the driver :)
You can find her email address inside the driver C file header.




- Davide

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