Creator-3D mystery partially solved...

Harti Brandt brandt at
Fri Jan 30 00:54:10 PST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Ken Smith wrote:

KS>On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:05:44PM -0500, Ken Smith wrote:
KS>> Now...  If that is true...  There appear to be two separate creator
KS>> drivers in the source tree.  I have not confirmed it by trying to
KS>> build a kernel for the Ultra-60 that does not include the driver in
KS>> src/sys/sparc64/creator yet but I think the driver that works with
KS>> the Ultra-60 is in src/sys/dev/fb/creator.c.  Both of those files
KS>> wind up going into the kernel if you include "creator" and "sc" in
KS>> the kernel config file.  Given the above theory I tried to build a
KS>> kernel that only had the src/sys/sparc64/creator driver in it.  The
KS>> kernel built just fine (no unresolved symbols, etc) so the drivers
KS>> do indeed at least appear to be separate.  This kernel booted on
KS>> the Ultra-10 without getting hung but there were no signs of it
KS>> having found a creator device anywhere either.
KS>Oops.  Pilot error.  Never mind...
KS>sparc64/creator won't build without the one in dev/fb included, and
KS>the one in dev/fb doesn't correctly recognize the card as a Creator-3D
KS>if sparc64/creator isn't included in the kernel (though in this case
KS>the kernel does compile).  So, it does seem to be one driver.  It just
KS>doesn't seem to like the Creator-3D's that are in the Ultra-10's.

I think the Creator in the Ultra-10 like those in the Ultra-1 sits on the
UPA, not the PCI.

harti brandt,
brandt at, harti at

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