On Wednesday 14 November 2007 12:58:37 am Ender wrote:
> Travis Mikalson wrote:
> > There is definitely a problem. The Tyan S3950G2NR (HT1000) on-board
> > SATA controller corrupts my data horribly and so does a Marvell
> > 88SX6081 8-port SATA300 controller plugged into the PCI-X slot.
> >
> > I have had to buy a couple cheap 4-port SiI3114 PCI cards for now to
> > be able to use this system with RELENG_7 and ZFS.
> >
> > Jeff Roberson wrote:
> >> I have reports from a user that his install ends up corrupted. I
> >> wanted to find out if it was a general problem with this chipset.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jeff

> >

> I have several of these machines and i have tried installing Freebsd 6 -
> Freebsd 7 beta2 . The general breakdown is as follows. On freebsd 6 PATA
> mode works, SATA mode is broken. On freebsd 7 both PATA and SATA mode is
> broken. You can not even do a fresh install of 7 beta2. (I have only
> been able to use these machines disklessly)


You can try this patch for HT1000, but it only affects having the chip in
compat mode I think.

Index: ata-chipset.c
================================================== =================
RCS file: /host/cvs/usr/cvs/src/sys/dev/ata/ata-chipset.c,v
retrieving revision 1.203
diff -u -r1.203 ata-chipset.c
--- ata-chipset.c 26 Oct 2007 09:01:06 -0000 1.203
+++ ata-chipset.c 15 Nov 2007 13:53:45 -0000
@@ -4038,7 +4038,7 @@
{ ATA_CSB6, 0x00, SWKS100, 0, ATA_UDMA5, "CSB6" },
{ ATA_CSB6_1, 0x00, SWKS66, 0, ATA_UDMA4, "CSB6" },
{ ATA_HT1000, 0x00, SWKS100, 0, ATA_UDMA5, "HT1000" },
- { ATA_HT1000_S1, 0x00, SWKS100, 4, ATA_SA150, "HT1000" },
+ { ATA_HT1000_S1, 0x00, SWKSMIO, 4, ATA_SA150, "HT1000" },
{ ATA_HT1000_S2, 0x00, SWKSMIO, 4, ATA_SA150, "HT1000" },
{ ATA_K2, 0x00, SWKSMIO, 4, ATA_SA150, "K2" },
{ ATA_FRODO4, 0x00, SWKSMIO, 4, ATA_SA150, "Frodo4" },

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John Baldwin
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