Re: [OFFTOPIC] IDE Disk Cache Accelerator help please !

Mario Mikocevic (
Sat, 23 May 1998 12:26:25 +0200 (MET DST)


> > I've got PIO8400 Disk Cache Accelerator.
> > Is there anybody with such a beast and running Linux !?
> To know if it is supported, you could at least give us
> a hint as to who made the controller and what kind of
> chips are on it...

Eh, if that could be just that easy ! :]
Manual says 'ExpertBus' in the very same font as ExpertColor
series of graphic cards so manufacturer could be Dataexpert
( but on their web site there's no
mention of ExpertBus.
Card has Motorola68000 and AecLab ATP8400A chips with four
SIMM sockets ...

> Chances are, however, that the controller also doubles
> as a normal IDE controller, so you can at least use it
> (even with reduced performance) until the faster driver
> gets written.

Well, at least something _should_ be in /proc/bus/pci
regarding that card !?!

> Of course, I'm not an expert, just somebody wanting
> to give you a quick answer in 5 minutes :)

You're welcome ...

> Rik.

Mario Mikocevic (Mozgy)
|/-\| lschk error : FUBR !

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