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Date:      Fri, 17 Mar 1995 08:45:28 +0100
From: (Jan_Guldemond)
To:        se@MI.Uni-Koeln.DE (Stefan Esser)
Subject:   Re: NCR 53C810 driver for FreeBSD
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>In article <>, you write:
>|> Hi,
>|> Does anyone know if there is a driver for FreeBSD for a NCR 53C810 
>|> PCI-SCSI card. I now run FreeBSD 2.0 SNAP 2-2. But on many suggeestions of 
>|> FreeBSD users I'm stepping to because the machine has a vital 
>|> server-function, so I can't afford panics and crashes.
>|> Thanks.
>|> If you know there is a driver: WHERE IS IT?
>Well, it's at home :)
>There have been a few fixes and improvements,
>that went into the 2.0 version.
>If you send some information on your hardware
>(motherboard, CPU, chip set and drives), I'll
>try to verify, that you don't depend on any
>of the fixes that have been incorporated into
>the driver meanwhile (most deal with PCI+VLB 
>chip sets or multiple NCRs in one system).

Well, here's some of my system-info:
* An Asustek mainboard, PCI/I-P5MP3, Rev. 2.4
* 16Mb memory (2x8Mb simm)
* Chips on mainboard:
  S82433LX,, S Z852, L1A9005, NAM 9341, AN70328P.1,
    WE56350, Made in Malaysia (2x)
  S823781B, S Z840, L1A7901, NNG 9328, WK51070, Made in Hong Kong
* BIOS: Award Software Inc., ISA/PCI 586 Mercury, S/N:009159627 V
* Keyboard-BIOS: Megatrends, MEGA-KB-H-WP, AHP L3420240
* Intel Pentium - 66MHz
* Phoenix S3 Vision864 (16Bit DAC) Enhanced VGA BIOS. Version 1.03-02
* NCR53C810 PCI-SCSI controller
* SCSI Disk: Hewlett Packard C2490A-300, 2033Mb, SCSI-ID 00
* SCSI Disk: Hewlett Packard C2235-300, 402Mb, SCSI-ID 01 (used for swap)
* ELAN Ethernet-card (NE200 comp.)
* Two modems (hayes comp.) on cuaa0 and cuaa1 (normal serial I/O ports
  are disabled)

I have FreeBSD 2.0 installed on this system, so here are the boot-messages:
FreeBSD 2.1.0-Development #0: Thu Feb  2 05:49:22 PST 1995
CPU: Pentium (Pentium-class CPU) 67 MHz  Id = 0x517  Origin = "GenuineIntel"
real memory  = 16384000 (4000 pages)
avail memory = 14897152 (3637 pages)
Probing for devices on the ISA bus:
sc0 at 0x60-0x6f irq 1 on motherboard
sc0: VGA color <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x0>
ed0 not found at 0x280
ed1 at 0x300-0x31f irq 5 on isa
ed1: address 08:00:00:19:67:32, type NE2000 (16 bit) 
sio0 at 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on isa
sio0: type 16450
sio1 at 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa
sio1: type 16550A
sio2 not found at 0x3e8
sio3 not found at 0x2e8
lpt0 not found at 0xffffffff
lpt1 not found at 0xffffffff
lpt2 not found at 0xffffffff
fdc0 at 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa
fdc0: (NEC 765) [0: fd0: 1.44MB 3.5in]
wdc0 not found at 0x1f0
wdc1 not found at 0x170
bt0 not found at 0x330
uha0 not found at 0x330
ahc1 not found
ahb0 not found
aha0 not found at 0x330
aic0 not found at 0x340
nca0 not found at 0x1f88
nca1 not found at 0x350
sea0 not found
wt0 not probed due to I/O address conflict with ed1 at 0x300
mcd0 not probed due to I/O address conflict with ed1 at 0x300
mcd1: timeout getting status
mcd1 not found at 0x340
scd0 not found at 0x230
ie0 not found at 0x360
ep0 not probed due to I/O address conflict with ed1 at 0x300
lnc0 not found at 0x280
le0 not probed due to I/O address conflict with ed1 at 0x300
ze0 not probed due to I/O address conflict with ed1 at 0x300
npx0 on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pci0: scanning device 0..15, mechanism=2.
chip0 <intel 82434LX pci cache memory controller> on pci0:0
chip1 <intel 82378IB pci-isa bridge> on pci0:2
ncr0 <ncr 53c810 scsi> int a irq 9 on pci0:3
	reg20: virtual=0xf2d04000 physical=0xc0000000
ncr0: restart (scsi reset).
ncr0 scanning for targets 0..6 (V2 pl4 95/01/27)
ncr0 waiting for scsi devices to settle
ncr0 targ 0 lun 0: type 0(direct) fixed SCSI2
ncr0 targ 0 lun 0: <HP      C2490A-300      4140>
sd0(ncr0:0:0): FAST SCSI-2 100ns (10 Mb/sec) offset 8.
sd0: 2033MB (4165272 total sec), 2630 cyl, 18 head, 87 sec, bytes/sec 512
ncr0 targ 1 lun 0: type 0(direct) fixed SCSI2
ncr0 targ 1 lun 0: <HP      C2235-300       0B19>
sd1: 402MB (825012 total sec), 1574 cyl, 9 head, 58 sec, bytes/sec 512
vga0 <display device> on pci0:4
pci uses physical addresses from 0xc0000000 to 0xc0001000
changing root device to sd0a

What version of driver do I need for the NCR 53C810 PCI-SCSI controller. And 
if I FTp such a driver, how do I get it installed on the boot-floppy-disk, 
so I can FDisk and Disklabel the harddrives?


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