RE: sata_mv module fails to load properly with 3 Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 cards
From: Michael Robak
Date: Fri May 19 2006 - 10:25:04 EST
I tried out the 18.104.22.168 kernel yesterday and it seems to have solved my problem. The signifigant changes to sata_mv make the driver much more stable.
From: Sander [mailto:sander@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Fri 5/19/2006 3:49 AM
To: Michael Robak
Cc: sander@xxxxxxxxxxx; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: sata_mv module fails to load properly with 3 Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 cards
Michael Robak wrote (ao):
> It apears that having multiple bus speeds is not the cause of my issue.
> I was able to get the sata_mv module initalization to hang even when I
> had only 2 cards plugged into both of the 100 MHz slots. This issue is
> extremely difficult to diagnose. Sometimes the sata_mv module will load
> just fine and recognize 24 drives, others it will hang the system during
> intalization, and others it will only fine 23 drives, but the
> initalization completes.
> Any help would be appreciated,
I'm affraid I can't help you much. Mark Lord works on getting the driver
stable on 2.6.16.x kernels. After that he wants to port forward the
FWIW, there is quite a big libata update which I assume goes into
2.6.17-rc4-mm2. Maybe that helps?
With kind regards, Sander
Humilis IT Services and Solutions
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