sata pci cards in ultra 60 or blade 1000 (Update)

R J rjohanne at
Sun Sep 20 02:40:07 UTC 2009

Just finished copying around a terabyte of data through a couple of disks 
attached to ata-marvell with the new patch without issue.

So, it looks good to me.

I haven't gotten in touch with mav at yet regarding the siis 
driver.  I will as soon as I am done with the ata-marvell testing.


On Fri, 18 Sep 2009, Marius Strobl wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 03:28:25PM -0500, R J wrote:
>> Hi Marius,
>> I've been using the patched driver and have moved more than 500 gigs of
>> data on the disk drive attached to the ata-marvell controller.
>> Can you incorporate your patch into the 8.0 BETA and 7.X stable?
>> It seems a very stable, well-performing driver.  It has worked flawlessly
>> during the moves of enormous data backup and forth between the built in
>> fibre-channel drives and the ata-marvell attached Hitachi drive.
> I've updated the patch at
> slighlty based on feedback I got during review. Could
> you please give the new version (which has an MD5 hash
> of a56305fef5edb1d1510373b7e063aaab) a sanity check?
> Some basic transfer should be sufficient to verify
> it still works. If no new problem arises I'll commit
> the patch to head, stable/8 and stable/7.
>> I wish I could say the same thing regarding the Sil3512.  I still haven't
>> been able to go any where with that.
> AFAICT the "old" ata-siliconimage(4) suffers from the
> same bugs as ata-marvell(4) does, i.e. isn't endian
> clean and misses DMA synchronisation besides 64-bit
> DMA being broken, but isn't as straight forward to
> fix as ata-marvell(4) is. The new siis(4) doesn't
> have these bugs though, so I'd expect it to work fine.
> Have you talked to mav at regarding siis(4)?
> Marius
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