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    SubjectRe: [OT] 8-port AHCI SATA Controller?
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    On Tuesday 31 January 2006 11:59, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Tue, Jan 31 2006, Joshua Kugler wrote:
    > > On Tuesday 31 January 2006 11:38, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > > > On Tue, Jan 31 2006, Sander wrote:
    > > > > > I got the drivers here:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://www.keffective.com/mvsata/FC3/
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The latest was mvSata_Linux_3.6.1.tgz as of 2005-10-13.
    > > > >
    > > > > I very, very much prefer in-tree drivers :-)
    > > >
    > > > Actually there is a sata_mv driver in the kernel, however it's pretty
    > > > experimental right now. I'm sure it could use testers :-)
    > >
    > > Interesting. I understand it going through testing, but why didn't
    > > they pull in the mvSata driver referenced above? It was already GPL.
    > > Or did they pull in that driver and just want testing?
    >
    > Did you look at the driver? I'm guessing no :-)

    Yeah, sorry. I think I looked through some of the code, but not to the level
    of detail you mention.

    > Additionally, it didn't interface with libata at all. A native libata
    > driver is greatly preferred.

    Ah, that makes sense.

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