Re: Adaptec aic7XXX driver
"Timm Gleason" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| Does anyone know if there is a specific site for distribution of the newest
| Adaptec Linux drivers? Similar to the development pages that Donald Becker
| has for the tulip and epic network drivers.
There's the mailing list. Send email to email@example.com with the
following line in the message body:
subscribe aic7xxx <your email address>
It's pretty low volume so it won't fill your mailbox or anything.
| I have noticed that the version we are using does not seem to drive our UW
| IBM drives at their highest speed even though the card bios is set for
| 40MB/s, the driver initializes the drives at 20MB/s.
I THINK this is a pretty well known problem. Actually, you're lucky
the original driver recognizes the Ultra drives at all.
| I have looked and looked and haven't been able to find a source other than
| the latest kernel source, and those aren't any newer than the one we are
| using (June 98)
There are patches available for the 2.0.35 kernel source, as well as
the 2.1.123 development kernel source. The URL is
Despite what it says, the latest is pre15, not pre14. Doug Ledford,
the developer, just popped that one on the server before he left for a
It's fairly stable, but some people are still having trouble with
their U2W controllers, and it's IDing one of my wide drives as a
narrow drive. Other than that I've been using the patches Doug puts up
for about a month and haven't had any other problems.