[PlanetCCRMA] SATA with Planet CCRMA

Mark Knecht markknecht@comcast.net
Fri Nov 14 20:56:02 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 20:47, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Is there any chance that the next Planet CCRMA kernel build could include the
> > libata patch? (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jgarzik/libata/).
> > It expands the support for Intel and VIA SATA chipsets, but is still light
> > weight. 
> > 
> > Can anyone see this as a bad idea?
> Nope, except that I just finished rebuilding yet again the latest
> kernels so this comes a bit too late for this round of updates. It also
> depends on whether the patches apply with no problems. 
> > It would be great to use this software on my (rather useless at the moment)
> > Serial ATA hard drive (!). This patch would solve the problem for me and
> > possibly many others.
> Which chipset do you have? I'm using a SATA drive in a Pentium IV
> machine with no problems, I guess I'm just lucky. 

The NForce2 machine I just built for my Dad is using a Silicon Image
chip. It's an optional driver in the 2.4.22 type kernel. I'm booting
from the drive, so it had to be built into the kernel.

Would you have to build all of these controllers into your kernels so
that people could boot from them?

- Mark