serial ATA status?

George Georgalis george at
Fri Nov 5 12:02:31 PST 2004

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 09:10:00AM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>:What's the current status of serial ATA support?
>:Freebsd 4-STABLE seems to have it close to nil, and I don't feel like 
>:needing freebsd 5.3.
>    Well, basically SATA controllers look almost like normal IDE controllers
>    so the issue is mostly just adding support for the PCI IDs.  If a 
>    device is not recognized report your pciconf -l and dmesg output and
>    if FreeBSD-5.x/6.x has support for the ID we can usually bring it in
>    fairly quickly.

Under Linux IDE is deprecated for SCSI to control SATA. Will using IDE
affect SATA performance or reliability? or is SCSI the preferred api
only for linux?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at xxxxxxxxx

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