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SI(4)				   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 			    SI(4)

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

SYNOPSIS
   sun3
     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

   sun3/E
     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

   sun4/100
     sw0 at obio0 addr 0x0a000000 level 3

DESCRIPTION
     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.

   sun4
     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.

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

AUTHORS
     David Jones, Gordon Ross <gwr@NetBSD.org>,
     Adam Glass <glass@NetBSD.org>,
     Jason R. Thorpe <thorpej@NetBSD.org>.

BUGS
     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 testing.

     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 configu-
     rations 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.

BSD					   May 7, 1998					      BSD
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