[SunRescue] SS2 usefulness (waz: 5 major manufacturers?)

Creaseysammy at oh.verio.com Creaseysammy at oh.verio.com
Fri Sep 29 12:48:38 CDT 2000

On 28 Sep 2000 jwbirdsa at picarefy.picarefy.com wrote:

>    My disk is a:
> sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST11200N, 9300> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
> sd0: 1005MB, 1872 cyl, 15 head, 73 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 2059140 sectors

Hmmm...  similar enough to m"

  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST41600N          Rev: 0030
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

> So, even though the 3/60 obviously isn't running SCSI-2 or Fast or anything
> like that, the disk itself is probably faster. This morning, I ftp'ed a
> 3+ megabyte file to it at 205K/sec. Reads are faster.

Sheeeit.    I suppose when I have the time I should try netbsd (which I
think I still have an NFSroot for) or SunOS (eep.  never even tried that
install.  terrifies me).  and see what kind of perf cam come out of that.
Of course, that nagging thing called my paying job may keep me from doing
so any time remotely soon. :)

> >wrote the dma mode on the linux SCSI driver with absoultely no docs
>    Gotta hate that. I'm looking at trying to port Minix to my Sun-2's
> next year with a spotty set of docs. A couple of critical drivers are going
> to have to be written by cribbing from other OSes, such as the Ethernet
> driver, which I should be able to crib from the Linux/*BSD ie1 drivers
> since the VME Ethernet board is just the Multibus Ethernet board in a
> straightforward VME-Multibus converter frame.

Yeehaw.  :)   Sounds like a blast.  I've not even been able to look at
most of the stuff like VME ethernet due to my inablity to find a VME sun3
close enough to me to pick up, or having the throwaway cash to ship one
(though I drool every time I see the numbers 3/260 come across the
monitor).  :)   the ie drivers should be easy to rip...   What was the
sun2 scsi controller?

-- Sam 

	-- Robert E. McElwaine

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