Re: Tokyo Root Server Specification

From: Jaye Mathisen <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 11:14:06 -0700 (PDT)

While I don't want to start a flame war, I personally find the following
comments pretty suspect.

Since about the last half of 1996, I haven't been able to get a BusLogic
controller to function anywhere near as well as the Adaptec's under any
version of FreeBSD.

I used to be an all-buslogic shop, so I have a vested interest in keeping
it all the same.

Justin's work on the AHC driver has turned it into a very high-performance

In fact, looking at sites that spec FreeBSD boxes for newsservers and
other high-performance type work, I see Adaptec being recommended
over BusLogic in every circumstance.

I personally have removed almost all the BusLogic's except on the
lower-end boxes I have.

One other issue to think about is that the Buslogic driver doesn't appear
to be being actively maintained in FreeBSD. Not to say it doesn't work,
but nobody leaps to mind as the "maintainer".

I would use Adaptec exclusively myself. I've also heard good things about
the NCR driver, but don't use it myself.

On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, David Luyer wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Hyunchul Kim wrote:
> >> Ultra Wide SCSI IF X 2
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Adaptec's AHA 2940UW/3940UW.
> > I'm not sure whether FREEBSD supports those devices or not.
> Yuck. BusLogic's are much better. Or if you have the money, DPT's. Even
> a cheap card like the ones ASUS sell usually performs better than an
> Adaptec. Just because Adaptec have the market doesn't mean they're any
> good.
> I'd go with a BusLogic 958C (or more than one) for any server which really
> had to perform, or a DPT controller if I had the extra $$$ around.
> David.
Received on Thu Oct 16 1997 - 11:23:47 MDT

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