Adaptec Standard Mode SCSI host adapter subsystem
The Adaptec Standard Mode host adapter driver provides a Storage
Device Interface (SDI)-compliant
interface to any Adaptec Host Adapters that support the Adaptec standard
These devices include AHA-1540B/1542B, AHA-1540C/1542C,
AHA-1540CF/1542CF, AHA-1640, AHA-1740/1742,
Note that the AHA-174x and AHA-174xA series are only
supported by this driver
when configured in standard mode.
Support for the AHA-174x and AHA-174xA when they are
configured in Enhanced Mode is provided by the
The Adaptec Standard Mode host adapter driver enables SDI-compliant target
drivers (such as sd01 and st01) to communicate
on the SCSI bus with target controllers and logical units.
This allows normal access to mass-storage devices using standard system
interfaces and filesystems.
It is also possible for an application to access the SCSI bus
subsystem directly by using the pass-through interface.
Adaptec SCSI controllers cannot be used reliably with Emulex
SCSI/ESDI bridge controllers (also known as AT&T DCM/4E).
This is due to hardware-induced timing differences between these bridge
controllers and any SCSI controllers other than the one that they were
designed to be used with.
It is not possible to provide a software solution to this problem.
Exercise extreme caution when using the pass-through interface.
It is possible to interfere with normal system I/O and cause hangs if
pass-through is used to an active device.
Pass-through should only be used to a device that is otherwise quiescent.
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