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The package ZeusSCSI.lha contains the following executables:
ConfigMem, KickLoad, PatchZeus, PatchZeus2 and ZeusSCSIfix.
The version numbers of the executables in ZeusSCSI-package are:
Michael L. Hitch (email@example.com)
These programs make owners of Progressive Peripherals Zeus 68040
card a lot happier than they are without them. The PPI supplied
SCSI driver has the annoying feature that it uses a CPU polling loop
for waiting the SCSI DMA transfers to complete. The supplied patch
programs make the SCSI driver to use Signal()/Wait() mechanism to
wait for the completion. This allows other tasks to use the CPU
while a task is doing a SCSI transfer.
The patches also fix a nasty problem which is related to the
copyback cache of 68040 processor. The PPI driver pays no
attention to this problem which can cause disk reads to be
corrupted. So even if you don't want better performance consider
using the patches.
Zeus 68040 accelerator card with ROM version 2.98 is required to
use the patches. Some of the programs may work or could be made
to work with OS version 1.3 but to be safe at least 2.0 is
The package is available from Aminet sites. The main Aminet site
is ftp.wustl.edu (184.108.40.206) but use a server closest to you.
On Aminet sites the package can be found in directory:
On Aminet sites the package is named:
The size of the package is 40473 bytes.