sil0680 support

Arno Schuring aelschuring at
Thu May 5 11:24:19 UTC 2005


I just upgraded my linux distribution from 2.4-based to 2.6-based (SuSE 
9.3). Sadly I have not been able to access my Medley RAID array since. "No 
software RAID disks" is all dmraid is able to report.

I'm using the SIL0680 controller, which is a pata controller. I have googled 
and found several references to dmraid working with Medley controllers, but 
they all seem to be referring to the sata controller (sil3112). Are there 
any users who have achieved results with the pata controller? If so, how? Or 
are there any known issues with this controller?

I'm not sure what details are required, so I'll just post a few:

[ suse comes shipped with rc4, which gave the same results ]
aschuring at neminis:~/work/dmraid/1.0.0.rc7> sudo tools/dmraid --version
dmraid version:         1.0.0.rc7 (2005.04.07)
dmraid library version: 1.0.0.rc7 (2005.04.07)
device-mapper version:  4.4.0
aschuring at neminis:~/work/dmraid/1.0.0.rc7> sudo tools/dmraid -cs
No Software RAID disks
aschuring at neminis:~/work/dmraid/1.0.0.rc7> lsmod | grep si
scsi_mod              125256  4 sg,st,sd_mod,sr_mod
siimage                11648  0 [permanent]
ide_core              120020  5 ide_floppy,ide_cd,ide_disk,via82cxxx,siimage
aschuring at neminis:~/work/dmraid/1.0.0.rc7> uname -a
Linux neminis #1 Wed Mar 23 21:52:37 UTC 2005 i686 
athlon i386 GNU/Linux

dmesg lines:

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx

SiI680: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:08.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
SiI680: chipset revision 2
SiI680: BASE CLOCK == 133
SiI680: 100% native mode on irq 5
    ide0: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdb: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0xe081a080-0xe081a087,0xe081a08a on irq 5
Probing IDE interface ide1...

VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:11.1
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:11.1[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8233a (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:11.1
    ide2: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
    ide3: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:pio
Probing IDE interface ide2...
hde: FUJITSU MPF3102AT, ATA DISK drive
hdf: LITE-ON LTR-40125S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide2 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide3...
hdh: IOMEGA ZIP 250 ATAPI Floppy, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
hdh: set_drive_speed_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdh: set_drive_speed_status: error=0x04 { AbortedCommand }

[ hda and hdb are a RAID0 array ]
hda: max request size: 64KiB
hda: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < >
hdb: max request size: 64KiB
hdb: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdb: cache flushes supported
hdb: unknown partition table

[ hde is my root/boot disk ]
hde: max request size: 128KiB
hde: 20015856 sectors (10248 MB) w/512KiB Cache, CHS=19857/16/63, UDMA(66)
hde: cache flushes not supported
hde: hde1 hde2 < hde5 hde6 >

I'd be grateful for any help. Please CC me as I'm not subscribed to this 

Arno Schuring

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