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Re: SCSI I2O Driver on ISO's?

On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 04:02:51PM +0200, Erik Mouw wrote:
> >From linux- :
>     The Intelligent Input/Output (I2O) architecture allows hardware
>     drivers to be split into two parts: an operating system specific
>     module called the OSM and an hardware specific module called the
>     HDM. The OSM can talk to a whole range of HDM's, and ideally the
>     HDM's are not OS dependent. This allows for the same HDM driver to
>     be used under different operating systems if the relevant OSM is in
>     place. In order for this to work, you need to have an I2O interface
>     adapter card in your computer. This card contains a special I/O
>     processor (IOP), thus allowing high speeds since the CPU does not
>     have to deal with I/O.
> There's only one I2O scsi driver that is able to handle all I2O scsi
> cards.

Ah.  No wonder I recall thinking i2o sounded very cool wen it was
announced many years ago.  I just never saw it in use much.  Seemed like
it almost just vanished after it was announced.

Now I see CONFIG_I2O=m and CONFIG_I2O_SCSI=m in every 2.6 kernel on
Debian that I have around.  So at least the kernel has support.  Perhaps
the installer/initrd system doesn't know about it, or the module got
left out of the install system kernel filtering.

Do you know the name of the module?

Len Sorensen

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