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SubjectRe: Promise SATA driver GPL'd
Nick Urbanik wrote:
> Dear Erik and Jeff,
>
> Did you make any progress here or were you discouraged by the resulting
> flamewar?

hehe... flamewars rarely discourage me :)


> Does this work in 2.4.x? I have a Tyan Trinity i875P S5101 which I want to
> use the parallel IDE ports on. They are connected to a PDC20378. Any
> patches that you think would be reliable? Or should I take the opportunity
> to return this to the vendor and buy an Intel S845WD1-E instead?

Well, the GPL'd Promise driver that was posted will work.

For the future, I'm currently whipping the libata internals into shape
so that Promise may be supported. Promise hardware supports native
command queueing, a lot like many SCSI adapters.

Jeff



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