Am I using atacontrol attach properly? (sata hotplug issue).
morganw at chemikals.org
Sat Mar 7 22:12:01 PST 2009
On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, George Hartzell wrote:
> I have a Gigabyte GA-6KIEH-RH motherboard. It has 5 SATA ports, 4
> attached to a Sil 3114 controller and 1 attach to an ICH8m. The
> system is running -CURRENT from yesterday.
> I have two disks attaching as ad4 and ad6 to ata2 and ata3 resp.
> I can set ACHI mode for ICH8m in the BIOS. When I do not enable it,
> the 5th SATA conector shows up as slave on ata6. When I do enable it
> the 5th connector shows up as master on ata8.
> If I boot without anything connected to the fifth port, then connect a
> drive I thought that the following should work to get the drive
> sudo atacontrol detach ata8
> sudo atacontrol attach ata8
I'm able to hot-plug new and hot-swap existing drives on an ICH7
controller, on -current. Have you also tried a reinit?
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