Undetected SiI 3112 PCI SATA Controller card

Andrew Fremantle freebsd at skyhawk.ca
Sat Mar 22 03:22:14 PDT 2008


I've got a machine with an SiI 3112 based (Definately Silicon Image, I'm 
97% certain it was 3112) PCI SATA controller board in it. The board was 
just installed, and is not working. I don't get a BIOS screen on startup 
for it, but it is shown in the PCI device listing. The board is an ASUS 
A7V, so it wouldn't at all surprise me if there's a problem with the BIOS.

This is all FreeBSD 6.3 has to say on the subject :
pci0: <mass storage, RAID> at device 11.0 (no driver attached)

According to the ata(4) manpage, the ata driver is supposed to support 
this chipset? I found pciconf

pciconf gives the following output
none1 at pci0:11:0:        class=0x010400 card=0x61121095 chip=0x21121095 
rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Silicon Image Inc (Was: CMD Technology Inc)'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = RAID

Is there a way to force the ata driver to treat this as an Si3112 and 
see what happens? I can't imagine this makes a difference, but there's 
actually 3 ATA controllers in the machine - The VIA chipset, an 
integrated Promise Ultra/100, and now the SiI board.

- Andrew

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