[K12OSN] K12linux and SCSI... any thoughts?

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 17:54:10 UTC 2005

On 7/12/05, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
> One other thing to note. Currently we must depend on scsi controller
> manufacturers to provide driver source. Some do better than others.
> But the AHCI spec is open. I know that controllers which follow the
> spec will be FULLY supported by linux out of the box. Currently the
> only ones I know that do are Intel, Sil and upcoming VIA. Nvidia does
> NOT. That's why I won't buy Nvidia nforce4 MB. See this site for
> further details.

Actually I should correct something. I think Sil does NOT follow AHCI.
Not sure if they are going to provide source. The problem with Nvidia
is that they never release source. They do support SATA II but they
won't release the specs to their hardware and only provide their own
binary drivers.

Robert Arkiletian
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