Re: Status of the sata_sil driver for the VT8237

From: J. Ryan Earl
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 22:49:37 EST

Jeff Garzik wrote:

J. Ryan Earl wrote:

I was wondering, what is the state of the sata_sil driver for the VIA VT8237 southbridge (ie the one used commonly on their K8T motherboards). Is this still beta? Any known problems with it?

Well prior to the most recent version, calling it "beta" was putting it kindly. I would call it broken :) which was why it was marked with CONFIG_BROKEN...

As of the most recent 2.6.5-rc2-bk snapshots, libata and sata_sil should be pretty happy with each other.

I meant sata_via, I dunno why I said sata_sil; Freudian typo. I was thinking of the current sii3112 I use, which has been stable and blazingly fast for awhile with the IDE driver--and a little little patch I keep applying. I'm looking to upgrade a server with 2 Raptors in it to an A64 running 64-bit Linux of course. I wanna get the HDs off the PCI bus and onto the VT8237 southbridge. I was wondering if the driver for -that southbridge- was still considered beta.

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