Re: SATA status reports update

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 06:04:28 EST

Prakash Punnoor wrote:
Well, how would one debug it w/o hw docs? Or is it possible to compare the patch with a working driver for another chipset?

Well, it is based off of the standard ADMA[1] specification, albeit with modifications. There is pdc_adma.c, which is also based off ADMA. And the author (from NVIDIA) claims that the driver worked at one time, so maybe it is simply bit rot that broke the driver.

If I knew the answer, it would be fixed, so the best answer unfortunately is "who knows".

I wish I had the time. But I also wish I had a team of programmers working on libata, too ;-)


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