Re: [PATCH 0/2] Add SATA support to libsas/aic94xx

From: James Bottomley
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 23:31:29 EST

On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 19:19 -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> These patches are based off 2.6.18-rc4 + jejb's scsi-misc, scsi-rc and
> aic94xx git trees + Brian King's libata SAS patches.
> Questions/comments? Thanks in advance for feedback,

Well, thanks to the generosity of Google, I too now have a SATA device.
What I find is that your patches work perfectly for a directly attached
SATA device. However, they don't seem to work at all for a SATA device
attached to an expander. It looks like the SATA expander discovery
process isn't working correctly (it also looks like the expander I have
has to be specially programmed ... the SATA device shows a flashing
orange light until the fusion sas card discovers it; with aic94xx it
always shows a flashing orange light, even after discovery).

I'll try to find time next week to dig into the discovery process.


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