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SubjectRe: Promise TX4200 support?
Daniel Drake wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I recieved an email from someone claiming to be stuck with Linux 2.4,
> due to relying on a Promise TX4200 disk controller (using the fdsata
> driver from promise's website, which is 2.4-only):
>
> 0000:01:09.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown
> device 3519 (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown device 3519
> Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
> I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
> I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
> Memory at ff8ff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
> Memory at ff8c0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
> Expansion ROM at ff8e0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
> Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
>
> What is the status of this on 2.6? I found a blank changeset (??) in the
> mail below, from 24th May:
>
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Please pull the 'new-ids' branch from
>>
>> rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/libata-dev.git
>>
>> This add new PCI ids to some SATA drivers.
> <snip>
>> commit 37c15447c565ab458ee3778e198d08f4041caa99
>> tree 2eda289903e3bf19eebce7d5f9aaed2240a02479
>> parent 9422e59ddf6cae68e46d7a2c3afe1ce4e739d3eb
>> author Martin Povolny <martin.povolny@solnet.cz> Mon, 16 May 2005
> 02:41:00 -0400
>> committer Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> Mon, 16 May 2005 02:41:00 -0400
>>
>> [PATCH] sata_promise: new PCI ID for TX4200
>>
>> [note - blank changeset]
>>
>
> Was this accidently removed, or is the sata_promise driver actually
> incompatible with this hardware?
>

We are succesfully running patched sata_promise with 3 disks in a
raid5/raid1 setup. (Patched against ubuntu linux-image 2.6.11-1-686
package.)

# check_partitions
disk: [8.0] => '/dev/sda', 279.4 GB
1 : /dev/sda1 : Linux raid autodetect ( 55 MB)
2 : /dev/sda2 : Linux raid autodetect ( 285640 MB)
3 : /dev/sda3 : Linux swap ( 486 MB)
disk: [8.16] => '/dev/sdb', 279.4 GB
1 : /dev/sdb1 : Linux raid autodetect ( 55 MB)
2 : /dev/sdb2 : Linux raid autodetect ( 285640 MB)
3 : /dev/sdb3 : Linux swap ( 486 MB)
disk: [8.32] => '/dev/sdc', 279.4 GB
1 : /dev/sdc1 : Linux raid autodetect ( 55 MB)
2 : /dev/sdc2 : Linux raid autodetect ( 285640 MB)
3 : /dev/sdc3 : Linux swap ( 486 MB)
disk: [9.0] => '/dev/md',
0 : /dev/md0 : raid1 ( 55 MB)
uuid: db3bdcf4:3e4774c7:b2541959:eeef67e0
0 active sync /dev/sda1
1 active sync /dev/sdb1
2 active sync /dev/sdc1
1 : /dev/md1 : raid5 ( 571280 MB)
uuid: b9562e24:8a095e31:40702712:19009a40
0 active sync /dev/sda2
1 active sync /dev/sdb2
2 active sync /dev/sdc2

'lspci -v' says:

02:02.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown device
3519 (rev 02)
Subsystem: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown device 3519
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Memory at feaff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at feac0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Expansion ROM at feae0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

No problems at all.

Regards,

--
Mgr. Martin Povolný, soLNet, s.r.o.,
+420777714458, martin.povolny@solnet.cz

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