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SubjectRe: SATA status reports update
Robert Hancock wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> 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 ;-)
> Do you know exactly what is allegedly broken in that version? I see that
> there are some functions which are just "TODO"..

I just know it was a working driver at one time.


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