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Old 04-30-2008, 02:51 AM   #1
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Question PATA and SATA support in kernel


For these questions, I am asking about generic support, not a particular vendor controller.

1) What modules support PATA host controllers?

2) SATA host controllers?

3) When did the Linux kernel start to reliably support PATA host controllers?

4) When did the Linux kernel start to reliably support SATA host controllers?
 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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1) What modules support PATA host controllers?
2) SATA host controllers?
It depends on the kernel version. For recent kernels PATA and SATA controllers are supported through the 'libsata', but you can still use the deprecated "ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support", module is named "ide".
For me, I use libsata to support SATA and ATA devices, and I never have any problem.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6

Thank you for the comment.

1) How can I find out if "libsata" is available for kernels in the 2.4.X and 2.6.X kernels?

2) If I try to configure the kernel before building it, what CONFIG parameters would I use for the "libsata" to be included? for "ide"?

3) What about "libata"? What does that do?

4) When did the kernel, what version, start to support PATA? SATA?
 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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Hi,

You could look at 'SATA' or 'Serial ATA (SATA) for Linux'.

You could also look at the 'Devices' section of 'Slackware-Links' .
 
  


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