[ANNOUNCEMENT] Wiki for discussing P35/IHC9(R)/SATA issues set up

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 02:41:09 PST 2007

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> What this means is, how you have things presently proves that the
> device has SATA300 capability.  "Serial ATA II" == SATA300.
> If dmesg on the machine shows "SATA150" for the device still, despite
> what atacontrol shows, then there may be a driver bug.
from dmesg:

        ad6: 476940MB <Seagate ST3500630AS 3.AAE> at ata3-master SATA150

> Either way, this is a good improvement.
> These two things are somewhat conflicting.
> 1) If the problem is fixed by Xi Lin's patch, then that seems to
>    indicate it should be affecting everyone using the ICH9 controller,
>    including those who use Asus, Abit, or MSI boards.

It is only partially fixed.

> 2) Boot manager as in the BIOS boot device menu, or as in FreeBSD BTX?
>    If BIOS boot device menu, then that doesn't mean anything.  The
>    BIOS could indeed be doing something wrong which FreeBSD expects
>    to be right.  Problems like this should ideally be brought to the
>    attention of the mainboard manufacturer.


Aryeh M. Friedman
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