Re: SiL3112 SATA (RAID) Controller drives aren't working at all.

From: Derek Ragona <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 02:45:28 -0500
My troublesome system uses an Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 1210SA which has the 
SiI3112 RAID chip.  I have only one drive connected, so no RAID functionality.

Here is my verbose dmesg using the 9/28/03 snapshot:


At 12:38 PM 9/29/2003 -0700, Will Andrews wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 09:13:48PM +0200, Soren Schmidt wrote:
> > First off, there is ONLY support for Promise and HPT "soft RAID"
> > in the ATA driver, other vendors products are *not* supported (yet).
> >
> > Second, there seem to be a problem with some sil3112 setups where
> > timeouts and what not ruins the lunch, but so far I've not been
> > able to reproduce..
>I am still unable to use my SATA drive, it's probed incorrectly
>as I posted earlier.  Reverting to the August 10th 00:00 UTC
>kernel fixes this problem, so I concluded that ATAng broke this.
>If it makes any difference, my model is a SiI3112 RAID
>controller, but I only have one drive and it probes as ad4... the
>situation doesn't improve any if I add "ataraid".  But maybe
>ATAng doesn't take into account the difference between a "normal"
>and a "RAID" SiI 3112, if any?
>Here are my dmesg's again (Sep 18th, Aug 10th kernels):
>The problem shown in the first dmesg still showed itself when I
>tried a new kernel on Sep 25th.
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