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Use Advansys instead of Adaptec (Was: Re: Does OpenBSD 2.4 support AHA-2940U2W card?)
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Toby Weingartner writes:
>On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Richard Cannings wrote:
>> I saw that opendbsd supported aha-294x cards but does it support the
>> Ultra2 version of the card? I recently saw a press release at adaptec
>> saying that adaptec helped redhat linux make the driver for the
>> aha-2940u2w. It made me wonder if it is different from the other
>> aha-274x cards.
>Yes, they are different. No we don't have support yet. If adaptec
>ever phones me back, or answers e-mail that is sent to them, then
>I actually might have a chance of talking with someone that can provide
>me with the documents to do the driver mods.
Adaptec is obviously not worth people spending money on, since they can't
seem to provide the information that we need in order to support their
Personally, I'd rather people go and buy Advansys products. Advansys
makes the complete source code available for a working (and fairly optimal)
Linux driver. That source is what all of the BSD drivers are based on,
Granted, Advansys doesn't have an 'Ultra2' controller, yet. But they do
have an UltraWide card that blows the socks off of the Adaptec 2940UW.
I'm sure that when Advansys *does* have a U2 controller that they will
make the source changes required to support it as freely available as
everything else they've done.
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