Re: i2o support

David A Rusling (
Fri, 09 May 1997 13:36:14 +0000

> It wont, it probably never will nor will a lot of OS's. The I2O folks demand
> ludicrously tight NDAs and don't seem to care about things like end users.
> Alan

Plus the I2O specification is about 1.5" thick and I2O is only supported by
one chip at the moment, the I960. Digital has already announced the 21285,
a StrongARM PCI support chip that as well as giving PCI access also includes
I2O hardware support. I2O is a standard, it is not Intel proprietary, and
there are a set of committees working away on various I2O stuff...


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