new SATA chipsets support

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Thu Mar 13 19:50:09 UTC 2008

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 14:49:52 -0400
"Alexander Sack" <pisymbol at> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Gary Jennejohn <gary.jennejohn at>
> wrote:
> >
> > I can't speak to this, but why not use a board which is already known
> > to work? I'm using a Gigabyte M61P-S3 myself.
> >
> > > I think that drivers from ASUS (
> >
> > may not work with FreeBSD?
> > >
> >
> > These are guaranteed not to work, unless you want to port the Linux
> > drivers.
> I see that 7.0-RELEASE has ATA Nvidia chipset support.  Does that not cover
> the SATA nvidia chipsets of their unified MCP chipset?  I'm just curious if
> this could be fixed by adding this particular chipset PCI information to
> struct ata_nvidia_ident in sys/dev/ata/ata-chipset.c.  It looks MCP55 is
> certainly supported but again I'm stabbing slightly in the dark since I
> don't know SATA NV.
> Sorry if this is totally off.  I'm new to the FreeBSD kernel but not SATA
> driver development in general.  Its just a thought...

Well, according to "man ata" the nforce[23] MCP (among other nvidia
chipsets) are supported. My motherboard has MCP61 which works just fine.
But I'm no expert on nvidia chip sets and can't really evaluate whether
just adding the PCI information will work.

Gary Jennejohn

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