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SubjectRe: promise 20376
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On Sun, 2003-11-16 at 15:37, merwan kashouty wrote:
> i was just wondering if there was any further progress on a possible
> native kernel driver for the promise 20376 sata chip... i have it
> running now but with the proprietary driver from promise's website....
> but it seems to work well,
>
> Timing buffer-cache reads: 1692 MB in 2.00 seconds = 846.00 MB/sec
> Timing buffered disk reads: 232 MB in 3.01 seconds = 77.08 MB/sec
>
> much better then the reported silicon image tests i have seen.... i
> hope someone is still talking to promise about releasing the full source
> to get this into the kernel or working to reverse engineer a driver...
> all the information i have found searching lkml seems to be atleast a
> couple of months old.

Search again :)

jgarzik's libata supports the promise SATA chips. The support is a
little preliminary still, but it seems to work ok for many.

libata is already merged in 2.6.0-test, and is available as a patch for
2.4 on ftp.kernel.org.

Jeff has also said on the list that promise is cooperating on this open
source driver.

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