Summary: Round II -- What kind of ISP card, SWIS or DWIS ?

From: Dan Brown (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 14:53:50 CDT

Thanks to all who replied. The closest answer so far is "use sysinfo"
suggested by "Lonnie Ratliff" <>. Sysinfo
can be found at I think I'd tried
this before and may have had an older version installed.

HOWEVER, I'm not sure that sysinfo can tell, correctly, the difference
between a DWIS and an SWIS card. I'm going to try to verifiy this, before
I say for sure. Anyone else?

Other suggestions:

"I have used prtdiag / prtconf which gives you the 501-xxxx part no for some

This doesn't seem to work for me. I tried prtconf and prtdiag and
neither give specifics about whether the card is single ended or diff,
just that its a: "1: QLGC,isp/sd(block) 'QLGC,ISP1000'"

$ /usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag -v
System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4u Sun Ultra 1 SBus (UltraSPARC 167MHz)
System clock frequency: 84 MHz
Memory size: 128 Megabytes
       CPU Units: Frequency Cache-Size Version
            A: MHz MB Impl. Mask B: MHz MB Impl. Mask
            ---------- ----- ---- ---------- ----- ----
               167 0.5 10 4.0
======================IO Cards=========================================
               SBus clock frequency: 25 MHz
               0: SUNW,hme 'SUNW,501-2739'
               1: QLGC,isp/sd(block) 'QLGC,ISP1000'
               2: SUNW,hme 'SUNW,501-2739'

No failures found in System
ASIC Revisions:
FEPS: SUNW,hme Rev 22

System PROM revisions:
  OBP 3.5.0 1997/01/06 18:05 POST 3.10.6 1996/10/18 10:19


James Mularadelis <>

"Did you try doing a prtdiag -v and checking the interface details? The Sun
cards we use respond to SUNW,501-2739 (Sun Swift cards) and they say they're
SUNW,fas/sd(block) devices while the differential cards respond to
QLGC,isp/sd(block) and their description is QLGC,ISP1000U (U if it's Ultra
diff or no U if it's standard diff)."

See above, and note that there are Single ended and Diff isp cards, and thats
what I'm trying to distinguish. Like, is it SWIS or DWIS? Both show up as
QLGC,ISP1000 cards, as far as I can tell.


Dan Brown

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