WIP: ATA to CAM integration
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Mon Jun 15 23:37:27 UTC 2009
:meh.. found this via google:
:The article claims it's AHCI compliant.. though the addonics web page
:doesn't specifically says so from a cursory glance here:
:and the other form factors.
I think they mis-spoke. They are SATA-compliant and Port Multiplier
compliant, and they use FIS-based packets, so they pretty much do away
with all the ATA baggage, but they don't use the AHCI device interface
so they won't probe as an AHCI driver.
I can see why they do it that way, though. It looks like they hide
most of the complexity behind the chipset, which is nice. AHCI
exposes a lot of that complexity.
It looks like a reasonable chipset.
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