[parisc-linux] FC driver?

Grant Grundler grundler@dsl2.external.hp.com
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:14:45 -0700

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 12:18:01PM +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> So your device is called "PCI_DEVICE_ID_HP_TACHYON".

Please don't ever call a TachLite (TL) devices "Tachyon".
Tachyon (5000) was the first FC chip made by HP (now Agilent)
and was a nightmare to program. TachLite  (5100/5166)
had a simpler programming model and fewer bugs. TachLite XL2
chips (5200) use the same programming model.

> See, it's quite easy to see if a PCI card seems to be supported:-)

Yes, but sometimes it's easier to start with "lspci -n" output.

cpqfc code suggests it supports all Tachlite HBAs.
But it depends on GBIC/HBA configuration and HPUX folks haven't
been interested in making cpqfc work with their XL2 HBA.
Jes Sorensen/Martin Petersen did get older (5100/5166) TL HBAs
from HP working with cpqfc driver.