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Old 02-09-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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no SATA when compiled directly (SATA on SCSI)


SATA doesn't work when compiled directly into the kernel. However, it works fine when compiled as modules(SATA support as SCSI). Has anyone noticed anything like this? Any explanations, resoultion?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 05:27 AM   #2
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It's compiled directly into several of my kernels and works great that way.
Code:
bruce@silas:~$ cat kernel/linux-2.6.15/.config | grep SATA
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set
CONFIG_SCSI_SATA=y
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_AHCI is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SVW is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_MV is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_NV is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_QSTOR is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_PROMISE is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SX4 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIL is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIL24 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_ULI is not set
CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VIA=y
# CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VITESSE is not set
 
Old 02-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by evil_empire
SATA doesn't work when compiled directly into the kernel. However, it works fine when compiled as modules(SATA support as SCSI). Has anyone noticed anything like this? Any explanations, resoultion?
Works fine here as well. Are you leaving out the support for your / file system? We are going to need a few more details as to what the error is to help you.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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file system is not the problem, the hardware isn't even detected when compiled directly, it works fine when compiled as modules and thats what I'm doing. So, I'm fine compiling SATA support as modules. I've heard that sata modules have lot of problems when compiled directly into the kernel, and even got recommendation to compile it as modules from a few experts.

Thank you for the responses anyway.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by evil_empire
file system is not the problem, the hardware isn't even detected when compiled directly, it works fine when compiled as modules and thats what I'm doing. So, I'm fine compiling SATA support as modules. I've heard that sata modules have lot of problems when compiled directly into the kernel, and even got recommendation to compile it as modules from a few experts.

Thank you for the responses anyway.
Seems like a strange error I take it you have tried with the most recent versions of the kernel that is about the only thing I can think of for something like that. I would go with the very latest snapshot if it does not work with that then I think a post to the kernel mailing list would be in order that is most likely something they would want to fix after all what good is a module if it does not work.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:06 AM   #6
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The last kernel version I checked on was 2.6.15.2
I'll test it on more recent ones, 2.6.15.4 is the latest as I write. I'll see what happens and let you know.
Thankx.
 
  


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