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From: Hironobu Ishii <>
Subject: Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:00:15 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <016501c3b4d5$aa4b2130$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Dan and Martin,

> >Did I send this question to the wrong group?
> >
> >On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 13:18, Danny Brow wrote:
> >> Any one know if there are drivers for a storageworks fibre channel
> host
> >> bus adapter /p. The chip set is Tachyon HPFC-5000c/3.0, the card
> also
> >> has this number on it HHBA - 5000A.
> >>
> >> TIA,
> >>
> >> Dan.
> >>
> Dan,

I'm afraid there is no linux driver for that card.
Agilent calls HPFC-5000C as "Classic Tachyon".

"drivers/net/fc" is a driver that controls Classic Tachyon.
But I don't know whether it works as SCSI driver.
(I'm afraid it doesn't.)
Basically, it's a driver for Interphase 5526 PCI FC card.

Classic Tachyon has a TSI(Tachyon System Interface) bus.
So every Classic Tachyon based PCI-HBA has its own bus bridge chip.

Interphase's bridge chip was called as i-chip.
If HHBA-5000A uses a i-chip as a bridge, you might be able to use
that driver.
Are there any Interphase logo on HHBA-5000A?

>  not sure about the group. Maybe it is just that nobody has a good
> answer. I was having similar problems with regard to another Tachyon
> [XL2]based HP card.Lack of Linux support prevented basically a working
> dual-boot solution (HP-UX vs. Linux) on couple of rx5670 boxes.
>  At that time a nice folk at HP basically told me that: "it could be
> done, but we are looking for funding one or two consultants".
>  One of the problems involved seems to be documentation on the Tachyon
> chips. As usual.  Another reason (for those liking conspiracy theories)
> might be market(ing) segmentation by HP. But I'm just being paranoid
> here :-)
> Martin
> PS: have a look at - but I fear
> it is not very actively maintained :-(

cpqfc is a driver for Tachyon TL/TS(HPFC-51xx), XL2(HPFC-5200) and

Hironobu Ishii.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-11-27 11:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-26 11:05 Martin Knoblauch
2003-11-27 11:00 ` Hironobu Ishii [this message]
2003-11-27 16:05   ` Danny Brow
2003-11-28  7:05     ` Hironobu Ishii
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-11-24 18:18 Danny Brow
2003-11-26  9:32 ` Danny Brow

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