I running Linux off a 1.75GB Micropolis disk attached to an IN2000 SCSI
controller. (I also have a 213MB IDE drive which contains only a DOS partition
on it.) But it's kinda rocky. :-)
I'm using the slackware 1.1.1 distribution (retrieved last week from
ftp.cdrom.com) with the ALPHA IN2000 driver (retrieved from tsx-11.mit.edu).
Based on comments in the beginning of the file, the driver code seems have been
last revised about 7/20/93. (USA date convention :-)
The SCSI-HOWTO mentioned there were some "known problems with swapping." My
experience is that the system displays an "in2000_abort" message and hangs when
I try to use a swap partition on the SCSI disk. (It also seems to hang when I
try to mount CD-ROMs on my NEC84 drive, but I don't really care at this point.)
REAL question: Is there a newer version of the in2000 driver available? I'll
take source code, names, instructions to join advocates threads (term?) or
whatever. Heaven knows I'm no unix or Linux or C guru, but I'm game to hack
around if I can get a little guidance.
BTW question: What kinda swap partitions do you guys use? I come from the
land of VAXstations and SPARCstations and was planning on setting up a 100MB
swap partition (I have 20MB of memory, disk space is [obviously] not an issue
at this point) but that seems really huge compared to what I see referenced in
other traffic. Is there some upper limit that Linux supports, or a point at
which it just doesn't care any longer?
Thanks in advance,