Re: Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
From: Levitsky Maxim
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 13:08:11 EST
--- Alan <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I also noticed that 2.6.20 adds experimentally support for that chip.
> > But driver says that it enables it via 'legacy mode'
> > I will be glad to hear whenever full support is planned or not.
> At the moment it is not, but it may be a neccessary side effect of full
> support for the later SATA capable controllers in native SATA mode. In
> which case you might get it one day.
> The legacy mode is itself as good as most typical PATA controllers and
> better than some.
And I don't need anything better , just normal recording on my PATA DVD writer.
I now have very old system and still DVD recording works fine , so I don't need anything more than
> > And as last thing I want to ask you whenever current support is usable,
> > that is can I use DMA , can I use DVD as at least reader for CD/DVD ,
> > and even better can I burn disks with it ( although I can live without it)
> The legacy mode has full DMA support. What you don't get is the ability
> to queue multiple commands so the hardware can fire off a new command as
> the first completes and to have the hardware do some of the general
> poking around for us.
So that means that DVD-writer will work too ?
Thank you very much, I didn't expect so quick response.
Thank you, kernel developers for so great kernel.
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