[LinuxBIOS] sata issues on tyan s2891

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Tue Sep 25 13:36:46 CEST 2007

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 07:38:10PM -0500, Roman Kononov wrote:
> On 09/24/2007 03:41 PM, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> > Any thoughts?
> I have s2892 and Sun Ultra40, which have ck804 too. Linux can only detect 
> one hard drive per SATA controller. The second drive is either undetected or 
> times out. On s2892, some HD types, presumably all SATA-II, (Hitachi 
> HDS7280SA for instance), are detected at boot time, but miserably fail 
> later, with lots of log messages from the kernel driver. I compared the PCI 
> configuration registers (other than BARs, MSI, etc.) left by LinuxBIOS and 
> the factory BIOS: they were different.

That sounds pretty much exactly like what I'm seeing (barring the failing
later on after boot - but that could be drive dependent).

I'm testing with Seagate 750G drives.

Did you also see the pci device revision of the SATA controllers change after
going to LinuxBIOS?


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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