Request for testing: ata(4) MFC

Søren Schmidt sos at FreeBSD.ORG
Sun Oct 12 09:57:12 UTC 2008

On 10Oct, 2008, at 13:58 , Jeremy Chadwick wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 10:12:11PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 09:03:20AM +0400, Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
>>> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>>>> Also, does your patch include any fixes (intentional or  
>>>> inadvertent) for
>>>> Intel MatrixRAID?  This has been a sore spot for FreeBSD for quite
>>>> some time, and I'm curious to know if that has been fixed.
>>> There is only one fix for Intel Matrix RAID:
>> Ahh, yeah, I've seen that one as well.  I'll apply the patch and  
>> let you
>> know if the behaviour documented in the PR happens.
> I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to testing this -- my day (night)  
> job
> has kept me incredibly busy, and I've had hardly any time at home to
> work on personal projects.  It sucks.
> I'll try to make time for testing either today or tomorrow.

I'm not sure how far this has gone into 7 yet, but it would be a "real  
cool thing"(tm) to have the latest ATA module work back into 7.1 as  
well. Its a no brainer actually with no functional changes other than  
the possibility to load chipset specific code as modules.
I know that a few HW vendors out there would *LOVE* this so they could  
make modules for their HW to support FreeBSD on new fancy HW, mind you  
that might be binary modules but still better than no support at all.  
That would also offload the work on yours truely to concentrate on new  
functionality etc instead of hunting new HW support all the time.


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