Netserver 1000r and Serverworks OSB4 specs

Matthew Brichacek mmbrich at ldl.fc.hp.com
Thu Mar 28 17:45:05 CET 2002


Ok, sounds good to me.  ServerWorks said they had no problem with having
an open source driver developed, as long as the specs weren't
published.  I signed the NDA and agreed that they wouldn't be released
so we just won't be able to publish the specs.  As long as that is ok,
we should be able to move forward.
So, I will finish pushing this through the right channels and later this
week I can tell you when the hardware will be available.
Thanks for making this easy, let me know if you need anything else from
me, or if you have any questions.

Thanks

Matt Brichacek
970-898-7346


On Fri, 2002-03-22 at 08:25, Mark Studebaker wrote:
> Well obviously the most important thing is to find out what chip is the sensor
> chip, and get the docs for that chip. If you can legitimately give us
> a board and the docs (and the pizza and the beer) - without us having to sign NDA's - then
> we should be able to develop a driver.
> 
> Matthew Brichacek wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 2002-03-15 at 14:59, Mark Studebaker wrote:
> > > As far as we know the OSB4 support works fine, so the problem is presumably
> > > with chips on the SMBus that we don't support?
> > As far as I can tell, yes.
> > 
> > > It's not something on the ISA/PCI bus?
> > >
> > I wish I knew.
> > When I run sensors-detect, the i2c-piix4 driver works fine, loads and
> > seems very content.  This is the driver for the communications bus
> > correct?
> > Next as the program continues, it fails on the drivers for the different
> > chips.  I have tried both ISA and SMBus multiple times.  I have also
> > tried to manually insert the modules myself with no luck there either.
> > I have gone over the manuals and I believe I have tried most everything
> > mentioned.
> > 
> > > Them telling you what the chips are shouldn't require an NDA...
> > > or you can look at the board...
> > > Or do you already know it is some proprietary sensor chip?
> > >
> > I am almost 100% sure that they are proprietary chips.  The reason for
> > the NDA I believe is because the documents I received have the specs for
> > everything on the motherboard, including all the proprietary stuff.
> > 
> > > Of course we would welcome a donation...
> > >
> > I have already been told I can send hardware if that will help get the
> > issue resolved.  I might be able to get some pizza and beer involved
> > too.
> > 
> > I appreciate your help on this matter.  I wish I had more information to
> > give you, this SMBus stuff is pretty new to me.
> > 
> > Thanks again,
> > 
> > Matthew
> > 
> > >
> > >
> > > Matthew Brichacek wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >         I have recently tried to get my serverworks osb4 mb to register your
> > > > drivers.  I was able to get the PIIx4 driver to load and recognize the
> > > > SMBus, however no chips are recognized.  I was able to get ServerWorks
> > > > to release the specs to me for their I2C and SMBus stuff.  I am working
> > > > out the details of the confidentiality agreement with them right now.
> > > > If I was able to provide you with the specs and some hardware could you
> > > > make use of this to complete support for this MB and the chips on it?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > Matthew
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Matthew M. Brichacek
> > > > Linux Development Lab R&D Engineer
> > > > Hewlett Packard Company
> > > > 3404 Harmony Road
> > > > Ft. Collins, Colorado 80528-9599
> > > > Phone: (970) 898-7346
> > > > email: mmbrich at ldl.fc.hp.com
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