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is SATA considered experimental in Linux?

On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 09:58:19PM -0400, Tom Metro wrote:
> David Kramer wrote:
> >>Or, if you're really concerned about 
> >>performance, buy a SATA controller...
> >
> >My motherboard already does SATA, but it's my understanding this is 
> >still experimental in Linux.
> I hadn't heard that. I just assumed that the differences between PATA 
> and SATA would be dealt with by the controller chip and would have 
> minimal, if any, impact on the IDE driver.

Ha. I wish. 

SATA is handled by a completely different set of drivers; old
kernels won't have these and cannot use SATA drives. New kernels
display them as SCSI drives.


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