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SI(4)                      Kernel Interfaces Manual                      SI(4)

     si, sw -- NCR 5380 SCSI bus host adaptor driver

     si0 at obio0 addr 0x140000 ipl 2

   sun3 and sun3x
     si0 at vme2 addr 0x200000 ipl 2 vect 0x40
     si1 at vme2 addr 0x204000 ipl 2 vect 0x41

     sebuf0 at vme2 addr 0x300000 ipl 2 vect 0x74 # and 0x75
     sebuf1 at vme2 addr 0x340000 ipl 2 vect 0x76 # and 0x77
     si* at sebuf?

   sun4 and sun2
     si0 at vme0 addr 0x200000 pri 2 vec 0x40

     sw0 at obio0 addr 0x0a000000 level 3

     The si and sw "SCSI Weird" drivers provide support for the NCR 5380 SCSI
     Bus Controller (SBC) chip found on various Sun Microsystems CPU
     motherboards (obio), and on the "Sun-3 VME SCSI" (Sun part # 501-1236)
     board used in systems with VME bus.

   sun3 and sun3x
     The sun3 and sun3x version of this driver can be configured with a flags
     directive in the config(1) file.  The values are bits in a bitfield, and
     are interpreted as follows:

           0x000ff  Set bit (1<<target) to disable SCSI disconnect/reselect
           0x0ff00  Set bit (1<<(target+8)) to disable SCSI parity checking
           0x10000  Set this bit to disable DMA interrupts (poll)
           0x20000  Set this bit to disable DMA entirely (use PIO)

     For example: "flags 0x1000f" would disable DMA interrupts, and disable
     disconnect/reselect for targets 0-3.  The "target" is the SCSI ID number
     of a particular device on a particular SCSI bus.

     The sun4 version of this driver can also be configured with a flags
     directive in the config(1) file.  The values are bits in a bitfield, and
     are interpreted as follows:

           0x01  Use DMA (may be polled)
           0x02  Use DMA completion interrupts
           0x04  Allow SCSI disconnect/reselect

     For example: "flags 0x07" would enable DMA, interrupts, and reselect.  By
     default, DMA is enabled in the sun4 driver.

     cd(4), ch(4), intro(4), scsi(4), sd(4), st(4)

     David Jones, Gordon Ross <gwrATNetBSD.org>,
     Adam Glass <glassATNetBSD.org>,
     Jason R. Thorpe <thorpejATNetBSD.org>.

     The VME variant has a bit to enable or disable the DMA engine, but that
     bit also gates the interrupt line from the NCR5380 (!!).  Therefore, in
     order to get any interrupt from the NCR5380, (i.e. for reselect) one must
     clear the DMA engine transfer count and then enable DMA.  This has the
     further complication that you CAN NOT touch the NCR5380 while the DMA
     enable bit is set, so we have to turn DMA back off before we even look at
     the NCR5380.

     Support for the Sun 4/100 sw "SCSI Weird" is not complete.  DMA works,
     but interrupts (and, thus, reselection) don't for reasons unknown.
     Further progress has halted pending the availability of a machine for

     DMA, DMA completion interrupts, and reselection work fine on a Sun 4/260
     with modern SCSI-II disks attached.  There have been reports of
     reselection failing on Sun Shoebox-type configurations where there are
     multiple non-SCSI devices behind Emulex or Adaptec bridges.  These
     devices pre-date the SCSI-I spec, and might not behave the way the
     NCR5380 code expects.  For this reason, only DMA is enabled by default in
     the sun4 driver.

NetBSD 6.1.5                      May 7, 1998                     NetBSD 6.1.5