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Re: [Fwd: Re: Qlogic 1280 driver blues]
From: Dialup Jon Norstog (thursdayallidaho.com)
Date: Fri Mar 24 2006 - 16:56:43 CST
Allidaho LLC (http://www.allidaho.com)
---------- Original Message -----------
From: Jay Estabrook <Jay.Estabrookhp.com>
Sent: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 13:32:47 -0500
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: Qlogic 1280 driver blues]
> The old "qlogicisp" driver was unmaintained AND buggy, and had not been
> ported forward to support the latest SCSI subsystem requirements, so
> it finally (IIRC) got dropped out of kernel.org kernels.
> Someone, out of the goodness of their heart (THANK YOU!), put 1020/1040
> support into the qla1280 driver, which IS maintained and not (as) buggy
> in almost all cases.
> And yes, DEC/COMPAQ/HP never used newer than the 1040 chipset on
> Alpha, so 1280 and such were never supported by SRM or the OSes.
Dear Jay & list:
Thank you for the clarification. Maybe I can whip up some kind of network out
of junk I have lying around. And it's nice to know the backstory on the
There seem to be a lot of people who have got things working, so maybe going
back to an IDE CDrom (one that works, this time) will do the trick. If not I
have an adaptec 39160, that more-or-less shows up on SRM.
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