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DPT(4)                       Device Drivers Manual                      DPT(4)

     dpt - DPT EATA SCSI adapter driver

     dpt* at isa? port ? irq ? dma ?
     dpt* at eisa? slot ?
     dpt* at pci? dev ? function ?
     scsibus* at dpt?

     The dpt driver provides support for third and fourth generation DPT SCSI
     controllers.  All communication with the controllers is conducted via the
     EATA (Enhanced AT Bus Attachment) protocol.

     DPT adapters examine and interpret all SCSI commands received before
     passing them to any underlying physical device(s).  In this way, caching,
     RAID and other transformations are achieved while remaining transparent
     to the host operating system.

     The dpt driver provides support for the adapters listed below.  Later
     models are supported by the iop driver.

           DPT SmartCache III
           DPT SmartCache IV
           DPT SmartRAID III
           DPT SmartRAID IV

     /dev/dptu  control device for unit u

     None of these messages should be encountered under normal circumstances.
     It should be noted that the list below is not complete.

     dpt%d: readcfg failed - see dpt(4)
             The EATA configuration data did not appear upon request.  This
             may be caused by older firmware.  Generally the solution is to
             power-cycle the affected machine.

     dpt%d: spurious intr
             A spurious interrupt was received from the HBA.

     dpt%d: bogus status (returned CCB id NNNN)
             A corrupt or incomplete status packet was received from the HBA.

     cd(4), ch(4), dpti(4), intro(4), iop(4), scsi(4), sd(4), st(4)

     The sysutils/dptutil package.

     CAM committee standard CAM/89-004 - the EATA (Enhanced AT Bus Attachment)

     The dpt driver first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.2.

     EATA adapters other than listed may function correctly with the dpt
     driver, however a definitive list is not available.

     Older boards that do not support scatter-gather I/O or DMA are not

     ECC formatted disk and arrays (i.e. with a sector size of 528 bytes) do
     not work correctly with the PM2041 and certain firmware revisions of the

NetBSD 10.99                   December 7, 2002                   NetBSD 10.99