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* Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
@ 2003-11-26 11:05 Martin Knoblauch
  2003-11-27 11:00 ` Hironobu Ishii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Martin Knoblauch @ 2003-11-26 11:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel; +Cc: fms

>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,

 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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpqfc - but I fear
it is not very actively maintained :-(



=====
------------------------------------------------------
Martin Knoblauch
email: k n o b i AT knobisoft DOT de
www:   http://www.knobisoft.de

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* Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
  2003-11-26 11:05 Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA Martin Knoblauch
@ 2003-11-27 11:00 ` Hironobu Ishii
  2003-11-27 16:05   ` Danny Brow
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Hironobu Ishii @ 2003-11-27 11:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: knobi, linux-kernel; +Cc: fms

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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpqfc - but I fear
> it is not very actively maintained :-(

cpqfc is a driver for Tachyon TL/TS(HPFC-51xx), XL2(HPFC-5200) and
DX2(HPFC-5400).


Hironobu Ishii.


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* Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
  2003-11-27 11:00 ` Hironobu Ishii
@ 2003-11-27 16:05   ` Danny Brow
  2003-11-28  7:05     ` Hironobu Ishii
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Danny Brow @ 2003-11-27 16:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Hironobu Ishii; +Cc: Kernel-Maillist

This is all the information on the card.

Tachyon
HPFC-5000c/3.0
L2A0729

&

NEC
Compaq 194789-002
UPD65806GD-071
9733PU003



On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 06:00, Hironobu Ishii wrote:
> 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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpqfc - but I fear
> > it is not very actively maintained :-(
> 
> cpqfc is a driver for Tachyon TL/TS(HPFC-51xx), XL2(HPFC-5200) and
> DX2(HPFC-5400).
> 
> 
> Hironobu Ishii.
> 
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* Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
  2003-11-27 16:05   ` Danny Brow
@ 2003-11-28  7:05     ` Hironobu Ishii
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Hironobu Ishii @ 2003-11-28  7:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Danny Brow; +Cc: Kernel-Maillist

Hi Danny,

> This is all the information on the card.
> 
> Tachyon
> HPFC-5000c/3.0
> L2A0729
> 
> &
> 
> NEC
> Compaq 194789-002
> UPD65806GD-071
> 9733PU003

UPD65806 is a gate array.
http://www.necel.com/cgi-bin/nesdis/o003_e.cgi?article=UPD65806

HHBA-5000A uses Compaq original bus bridge chip.
So, you can't use "drivers/net/fc" driver.


Hironobu Ishii.


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* Re: Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
  2003-11-24 18:18 Danny Brow
@ 2003-11-26  9:32 ` Danny Brow
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Danny Brow @ 2003-11-26  9:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

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.
> 
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* Hp/Compaq Fibre HBA
@ 2003-11-24 18:18 Danny Brow
  2003-11-26  9:32 ` Danny Brow
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Danny Brow @ 2003-11-24 18:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

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.


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