Has anybody managed/not managed to get an Advansys scsi card working in PPC
I have a PM8600 and an Advansys ASB-3940-U2W scsi card. The card works
fine under MacOS.
Unfortunately this is not the case with Linux. I have tried compiling
numerous kernels from various different sources (2.4.20-8d, benh-2.4.22,
2.4.22), both with Advansys support built in and Advansys support as a
module, but the same thing always happens. The machine freezes completely.
I do not get the problem when the Advansys card has been phyically removed
from the machine.
I understand that a couple of years ago there was an issue to do with
big/little-endianism which prevented the Advansys driver working on PPC
machines, but I can't find anything more recent about this. I get the
impression that this problem is supposed to have been sorted out.
The Advansys website is useless about this, despite some fluffy witterings
about their commitment to Linux. I'm not holding out much hope that they
will reply to my email.
The only thing I can think of left to try is to update the firmware to OSX
compatibility, but this would prevent me using the card in MacOS 9, which I
don't want to happen.