- NetBSD Manual Pages
AHD(4) NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AHD(4)
Powered by man-cgi (2021-06-01).
Maintained for NetBSD
by Kimmo Suominen.
Based on man-cgi by Panagiotis Christias.
ahd -- Adaptec PCI/PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI host adapter driver
For one or more PCI/PCI-X cards:
ahd* at pci? dev ? function ?
To compile in debugging code:
options AHD_DEBUG_OPTS=<bitmask of options>
For SCSI busses:
scsibus* at ahd?
This driver provides access to the SCSI bus(ses) connected to Adaptec
AIC79xx host adapter chips.
Driver features include support for narrow and wide busses, fast, ultra,
ultra2, ultra160, and ultra320 synchronous transfers, packetized trans-
fers, tagged queueing, and 512 SCBs.
The AHD_DEBUG_OPTS option is used to control which diagnostic messages
are printed to the console when AHD_DEBUG is enabled. Logically OR the
following bits together:
0x0001 Show miscellaneous information
0x0002 Show sense data
0x0004 Show Serial EEPROM contents
0x0008 Show bus termination settings
0x0010 Show host memory usage
0x0020 Show SCSI protocol messages
0x0040 Show mode pointer of the chip register window
0x0080 Show selection timeouts
0x0100 Show FIFO usage messages
0x0200 Show Queue Full status
0x0400 Show SCB queue status
0x0800 Show inbound packet information
0x1000 Show S/G list information
0x2000 Enable extra diagnostic code in the firmware
The AHD_REG_PRETTY_PRINT option compiles in support for human-readable
bit definitions for each register that is printed by the debugging code.
However, it also bloats the compiled size of the driver by approximately
The ahd driver supports the following:
· Adaptec AIC7901 host adapter chip
· Adaptec AIC7901A host adapter chip
· Adaptec AIC7902 host adapter chip
· Adaptec 29320 host adapter
· Adaptec 39320 host adapter
· Many motherboards with on-board SCSI support
ahc(4), cd(4), ch(4), intro(4), scsi(4), sd(4), ses(4), st(4)
The ahd driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.7 and NetBSD 2.0.
The ahd driver, the AIC7xxx sequencer-code assembler, and the firmware
running on the aic79xx chips was written by Justin T. Gibbs. NetBSD
porting is done by Pascal Renauld, Frank van der Linden, Jason Thorpe,
and Allen Briggs. This manual page is based on the ahc(4) manual page.
NetBSD 6.0 May 16, 2009 NetBSD 6.0