Re: x86 36-bit support easier with Xeon?

Doug Ledford (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 18:52:19 -0500

Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> The Adaptec 64-bit stuff is only 64-bit data which seems more useful for
> marketing than anything else.... (unless you really are saturating you PCI
> bus with SCSI transfers).

The 64bit Adaptec SCSI stuff is full 64 bit, addresses, DMAs, lengths,
transfer sizes, you name it. No partial 64 bit hardware there. This
includes all of Adaptecs 64 bit SCSI chipsets (the 7891/7 chipsets). Even
the 32bit chipsets also have 64 bit PCI address support via DAC addressing.


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