Quant-X Alpha Linux Support (email@example.com)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 22:32:59 +0100
Hi Jay !
On Mon, Jan 11, 1999 at 10:13:01AM -0500, Jay.Estabrook@digital.com wrote:
> > Is the ah152x driver not working on the alpha at all, or is there
> > something I missed?
> Sorry, I don't believe that that driver (aha152x) has been ported to Alpha.
> I took a look at it, maybe a year or more ago, and decided against trying;
> it's a true ISA card, and needs to DMA only to the low 16MB of memory. This
> was among other problems, one of which I think you encountered.
Most ISA cards can only do 16MB DMA (;-}), but the aha152x supports also
PIO and the Linux drivers did IMHO not use DMA for AIC-660 based
cards at all, so "double buffering" is not required.
But the driver was/is really very problematic (also on many intel systems).
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