ultra5/cmd646 hang

Soren Schmidt sos at spider.deepcore.dk
Fri Nov 21 01:24:51 PST 2003

It seems Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Soren Schmidt <sos at spider.deepcore.dk> writes:
> > This all sounds screwed somehow, I've just upgraded my alpha to the
> > latest -current and there the '646 works just fine as is...
> I've never been able to use ATA disks in my PWS600au...  I haven't
> tried with atang, but it seems to me that different systems with
> apparently similar chips may actually be broken in entirely different
> ways.

Hmm, the only explanation I can give is that !x86 vendors take different
liberties when they do their BIOS/firmware support for the ATA chips.
It also seem that in some cases they dont even do the HW right :(


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