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adv - Advansys ISA/VL/EISA/PCI 8bit SCSI Host adapter driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
device scbus device adv

For one or more EISA cards: device eisa

For one or more VL/ISA cards: device isa

In /boot/device.hints

For one or more PCI cards: device pci


This driver provides access to the 8bit SCSI bus connected to the Advanced Systems Products, Inc. ASC900 ASC1000 ASC1090 ASC1200 ASC3030 ASC3050 and ASC3150 host adapter chips. The following tables list the AdvanSys products using these chips, their bus attachment type, maximum sync rate, and the maximum number of commands that can be handled by the adapter concurrently.

Connectivity Products:

Adapter Bus Floppy MaxSync Commands Footnotes ABP510/5150 ISA No 10MHz 240 1 ABP5140 ISA PnP No 10MHz 16 1, 3 ABP5142 ISA PnP Yes 10MHz 16 4 ABP[3]902 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP3905 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP915 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP920 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP3922 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP3925 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP930 PCI No 10MHz 16 5 ABP930U PCI No 20MHz 16 ABP930UA PCI No 20MHz 16 ABP960 PCI No 10MHz 16 ABP960U PCI No 20MHz 16


  1. This board has been shipped by HP with the 4020i CD-R drive. The board has no BIOS so it cannot control a boot device, but it can control any secondary SCSI device.
  2. This board has been sold by Iomega as a Jaz Jet PCI adapter.
  3. This board has been sold by SIIG as the i540 SpeedMaster.
  4. This board has been sold by SIIG as the i542 SpeedMaster.
  5. This board has been sold by SIIG as the Fast SCSI Pro PCI.

Single Channel Products:

Adapter Bus Floppy MaxSync Commands ABP542 ISA Yes 10MHz 240 ABP742 EISA Yes 10MHz 240 ABP842 VL Yes 10MHz 240 ABP940 PCI No 10MHz 240 ABP[3]940UA PCI No 20MHz 240 ABP940U PCI No 20MHz 240 ABP3960UA PCI No 20MHz 240 ABP970 PCI No 10MHz 240 ABP970U PCI No 20MHz 240

Multi Channel Products (Commands are per-channel):

Adapter Bus Floppy MaxSync Commands Channels ABP752 EISA Yes 10MHz 240 2 ABP852 VL Yes 10MHz 240 2 ABP950 PCI No 10MHz 240 2 ABP980 PCI No 10MHz 240 4 ABP980U PCI No 20MHz 240 4 ABP[3]980UA PCI No 20MHz 16 4

Per target configuration performed in the AdvanceWare menu, which is accessible at boot, is honored by this driver. This includes synchronous/asynchronous transfers, maximum synchronous negotiation rate, disconnection, tagged queueing, and the host adapter's SCSI ID. The global setting for the maximum number of tagged transactions allowed per target is not honored as the CAM SCSI system will automatically determine the maximum number of tags a device can receive as well as guarantee fair resource allocation among devices.


The driver supports the following SCSI controllers:


adw(4), aha(4), ahb(4), ahc(4), cd(4), da(4), sa(4), scsi(4)


The driver appeared in Fx 3.0 .


An -nosplit The driver was ported by An Justin T. Gibbs from the Linux driver written by An Bob Frey of Advanced System Products, Inc. Many thanks to AdvanSys for providing the original driver under a suitable license for use in Fx .