Add warning notes for known quirkly ata chipsets
markir at paradise.net.nz
Mon Mar 6 23:41:54 UTC 2006
Do folks think that amending the ata(4) man page, and adding warnings
beside known quirky or broken chipsets is a good idea? I'm thinking of
Si 3112 here in particular(!) - the aim being to discourage folks from
buying 'em based on the fact they appear in ata(4).
I'm happy to draft up something - altho I'd be pretty basic like:
Silicon Image: SiI0680, SiI3112 (see NOTES), SiI3114, SiI3512.
There have been reports of data corruption and erratic behavior with
some chipsets. This seems to be related to deficiencies with the chipset
design rather than the driver code. It is recommended to avoid these. A
list of known problematic chipsets is: SiI3112,...
I don't know any others offhand - but if a) the basic idea seems
sensible and b) people mail me with well documented cases, I'd be happy
to add 'em!
Finally, I'm bringing this up now, as 6.1 is out soon, and it seemed a
good time :-)
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