Re: SCSI I2O Driver on ISO's?
On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 04:02:51PM +0200, Erik Mouw wrote:
> >From linux-22.214.171.124/drivers/message/i2o/Kconfig :
> 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
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?