sil_dev_config (9) - Linux Manuals

sil_dev_config: Apply device/host-specific errata fixups


sil_dev_config - Apply device/host-specific errata fixups


void sil_dev_config(struct ata_device dev);



Device to be examined


After the IDENTIFY [PACKET] DEVICE step is complete, and a device is known to be present, this function is called. We apply two errata fixups which are specific to Silicon Image, a Seagate and a Maxtor fixup.

For certain Seagate devices, we must limit the maximum sectors to under 8K.

For certain Maxtor devices, we must not program the drive beyond udma5.

Both fixups are unfairly pessimistic. As soon as I get more information on these errata, I will create a more exhaustive list, and apply the fixups to only the specific devices/hosts/firmwares that need it.

20040111 - Seagate drives affected by the Mod15Write bug are blacklisted The Maxtor quirk is in the blacklist, but I'm keeping the original pessimistic fix for the following reasons... - There seems to be less info on it, only one device gleaned off the Windows driver, maybe only one is affected. More info would be greatly appreciated. - But then again UDMA5 is hardly anything to complain about


Jeff Garzik