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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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