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Based on kernel version 3.16. Page generated on 2014-08-06 21:41 EST.

1	README file for the dc395x SCSI driver
2	==========================================
3	
4	Status
5	------
6	The driver has been tested with CD-R and CD-R/W drives. These should
7	be safe to use. Testing with hard disks has not been done to any
8	great degree and caution should be exercised if you want to attempt
9	to use this driver with hard disks.
10	
11	This is a 2.5 only driver. For a 2.4 driver please see the original
12	driver (which this driver started from) at
13	http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/dc395/
14	
15	Problems, questions and patches should be submitted to the mailing
16	list. Details on the list, including archives, are available at
17	http://lists.twibble.org/mailman/listinfo/dc395x/
18	
19	Parameters
20	----------
21	The driver uses the settings from the EEPROM set in the SCSI BIOS 
22	setup. If there is no EEPROM, the driver uses default values.
23	Both can be overridden by command line parameters (module or kernel
24	parameters).
25	
26	The following parameters are available:
27	
28	 - safe
29	   Default: 0, Acceptable values: 0 or 1
30	
31	   If safe is set to 1 then the adapter will use conservative
32	   ("safe") default settings. This sets:
33	
34			shortcut for dc395x=7,4,9,15,2,10
35	
36	 - adapter_id
37	   Default: 7, Acceptable values: 0 to 15
38	
39	   Sets the host adapter SCSI ID.
40	
41	 - max_speed
42	   Default: 1, Acceptable value: 0 to 7
43	   0 = 20   Mhz
44	   1 = 12.2 Mhz
45	   2 = 10   Mhz
46	   3 = 8    Mhz
47	   4 = 6.7  Mhz
48	   5 = 5.8  Hhz
49	   6 = 5    Mhz
50	   7 = 4    Mhz
51	
52	 - dev_mode
53	   Bitmap for device configuration
54	
55	   DevMode bit definition:
56	      Bit Val(hex) Val(dec)  Meaning
57	      *0    0x01       1     Parity check
58	      *1    0x02       2     Synchronous Negotiation
59	      *2    0x04       4     Disconnection
60	      *3    0x08       8     Send Start command on startup. (Not used)
61	      *4    0x10      16     Tagged Command Queueing
62	      *5    0x20      32     Wide Negotiation
63	
64	 - adapter_mode
65	   Bitmap for adapter configuration
66	
67	   AdaptMode bit definition
68	      Bit Val(hex) Val(dec)  Meaning
69	      *0    0x01       1     Support more than two drives. (Not used)
70	      *1    0x02       2     Use DOS compatible mapping for HDs greater than 1GB.
71	      *2    0x04       4     Reset SCSI Bus on startup.
72	      *3    0x08       8     Active Negation: Improves SCSI Bus noise immunity.
73	       4    0x10      16     Immediate return on BIOS seek command. (Not used)
74	    (*)5    0x20      32     Check for LUNs >= 1.
75	
76	 - tags
77	   Default: 3, Acceptable values: 0-5
78	   
79	   The number of tags is 1<<x, if x has been specified
80	
81	 - reset_delay
82	   Default: 1, Acceptable values: 0-180
83	
84	   The seconds to not accept commands after a SCSI Reset
85	
86	
87	For the built  in driver the parameters should be prefixed with
88	dc395x. (eg "dc395x.safe=1")
89	
90	
91	Copyright
92	---------
93	The driver is free software. It is protected by the GNU General Public
94	License (GPL). Please read it, before using this driver. It should be
95	included in your kernel sources and with your distribution. It carries the
96	filename COPYING. If you don't have it, please ask me to send you one by
97	email.
98	Note: The GNU GPL says also something about warranty and liability. 
99	Please be aware the following: While we do my best to provide a working and
100	reliable driver, there is a chance, that it will kill your valuable data. 
101	We refuse to take any responsibility for that. The driver is provided as-is
102	and YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY.
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