VIA VT8237R+ chipset

Philipp Ost pj at
Wed May 30 08:08:09 UTC 2007

Alexandre DELAY wrote:
> Does FreeBSD support the VIA VT8237R+ IDE controller?

I don't know where the difference between the VT8237R+ and the VT8237 
is, but I'm running fine with the latter since 5.2.1.

dmesg output:

atapci1: <VIA 8237 UDMA133 controller> port 
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376, 0x9800-0x980f irq 20 at device 15.1 
on pci0

And pciconf -lv:

atapci0 at pci0:15:0: class=0x010400 card=0x80ed1043 chip=0x31491106 rev=0x80
     vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
     device     = 'VT8237  VT6410 SATA RAID Controller'
     class      = mass storage
     subclass   = RAID
isab0 at pci0:17:0: class=0x060100 card=0x80ed1043 chip=0x32271106 rev=0x00
     vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
     device     = 'VT8237 PCI-to-ISA Bridge'
     class      = bridge
     subclass   = PCI-ISA
pcm0 at pci0:17:5: class=0x040100 card=0x810d1043 chip=0x30591106 rev=0x60 
     vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
     device     = 'VT8233/33A/8235/8237 AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller'
     class      = multimedia
     subclass   = audio

> I have hdd read/write failure with my motherboard running FBSD 5.4.
> FBSD 6.2 doesn't seam to work better.

$ uname -rsm
FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE i386 (from May 20 2007)


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