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* Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
@ 2007-02-06 17:12 Levitsky Maxim
  2007-02-06 17:44 ` Alan
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Levitsky Maxim @ 2007-02-06 17:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Hello,

I am going to buy a intel DG965RYCK motherboard. The board looks ok to me , 
but I found that it contains marvell's 88SE6101 PATA controller , and I need to use PATA.

I also noticed that 2.6.20 adds experimentally support for that chip.
But driver says that it enables it via 'legacy mode'

I will be glad to hear whenever full support is planned or not.

And as last thing I want to ask you whenever current support is usable, 
that is can I use DMA , can I use DVD as at least reader for CD/DVD , 
and even better can I burn disks with it ( although I can live without it)

Your truly,
             Maxim Levitsky


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* Re: Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
  2007-02-06 17:12 Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards Levitsky Maxim
@ 2007-02-06 17:44 ` Alan
  2007-02-06 18:07   ` Levitsky Maxim
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Alan @ 2007-02-06 17:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Levitsky Maxim; +Cc: linux-kernel

> I also noticed that 2.6.20 adds experimentally support for that chip.
> But driver says that it enables it via 'legacy mode'

Yes.

> I will be glad to hear whenever full support is planned or not.

At the moment it is not, but it may be a neccessary side effect of full
support for the later SATA capable controllers in native SATA mode. In
which case you might get it one day.

The legacy mode is itself as good as most typical PATA controllers and
better than some.
>
> And as last thing I want to ask you whenever current support is usable, 
> that is can I use DMA , can I use DVD as at least reader for CD/DVD , 
> and even better can I burn disks with it ( although I can live without it)

The legacy mode has full DMA support. What you don't get is the ability
to queue multiple commands so the hardware can fire off a new command as
the first completes and to have the hardware do some of the general
poking around for us. 

Alan

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* Re: Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
  2007-02-06 17:44 ` Alan
@ 2007-02-06 18:07   ` Levitsky Maxim
  2007-02-06 18:31     ` Alan
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Levitsky Maxim @ 2007-02-06 18:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: alan; +Cc: linux-kernel


--- Alan <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> > I also noticed that 2.6.20 adds experimentally support for that chip.
> > But driver says that it enables it via 'legacy mode'
> 
> Yes.
> 
> > I will be glad to hear whenever full support is planned or not.
> 
> At the moment it is not, but it may be a neccessary side effect of full
> support for the later SATA capable controllers in native SATA mode. In
> which case you might get it one day.
> 
> The legacy mode is itself as good as most typical PATA controllers and
> better than some.

And I don't need anything better , just normal recording on my PATA DVD writer.
I now have very old system and still DVD recording works fine , so I don't need anything more than
that

> >
> > And as last thing I want to ask you whenever current support is usable, 
> > that is can I use DMA , can I use DVD as at least reader for CD/DVD , 
> > and even better can I burn disks with it ( although I can live without it)
> 
> The legacy mode has full DMA support. What you don't get is the ability
> to queue multiple commands so the hardware can fire off a new command as
> the first completes and to have the hardware do some of the general
> poking around for us. 

So that means that DVD-writer will work too ?

> 
> Alan
> 

Thank you very much, I didn't expect so quick response.


Thank you, kernel developers for so great kernel.
              Maxim Levitsky



 
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* Re: Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
  2007-02-06 18:31     ` Alan
@ 2007-02-06 18:31       ` Levitsky Maxim
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Levitsky Maxim @ 2007-02-06 18:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: alan; +Cc: linux-kernel


--- Alan <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 10:07:50 -0800 (PST)
> Levitsky Maxim <maximlevitsky@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > So that means that DVD-writer will work too ?
> 
> It should do
> 
> Alan
> 

Thank you very much
       Maxim Levitsky


 
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* Re: Question: Status of marvell's PATA 88SE6101 controller on intel boards
  2007-02-06 18:07   ` Levitsky Maxim
@ 2007-02-06 18:31     ` Alan
  2007-02-06 18:31       ` Levitsky Maxim
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Alan @ 2007-02-06 18:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Levitsky Maxim; +Cc: linux-kernel

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 10:07:50 -0800 (PST)
Levitsky Maxim <maximlevitsky@yahoo.com> wrote:
> So that means that DVD-writer will work too ?

It should do

Alan

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