BOUNTY: HP/UX 11i driver development

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Aug 18 14:46:48 CDT 2010

On 8/18/10 3:33 PM, Doc Shipley wrote:
> This is a bit off topic, I guess, and a repeat, but ClassicCmp is still
> probably the best place to ask.
>   My company runs a bunch of HP83000 mainframes (F330 models) in product
> testing.  We're tied to Agilent SmarTest v5.x-6.03 running on HP/UX
> v10.20 for test vectors.
>   SmarTest interfaces with the test frame via an Agilent-branded fiber
> optic PCI adapter. The card is marked E2777B, p/n A3850-0583.  It's a
> buffered serial adapter on a PCI bridge and that's all we know about it.
>   SmarTest will run on HP/UX 11i, but the interface drivers will not
> load.  We don't have source to the drivers in question, the card itself
> is, as far as we can discover, entirely undocumented, and neither HP nor
> Agilent has any interest in maintenance or further development.
>   My company will pay a fair boatload of cash for an 11i-compatible
> driver.  If you're interested and have the background & skills to tackle
> this, contact me off-list.

  I looked into this at length when you mentioned it about a year ago,
and I concluded that you're basically screwed. :-(

  Your only option, as far as I can see, is to try to reverse-engineer
that drivers and fix whatever's preventing it from loading under 11i.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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