> ahci0 port 0xf0704000: hba sss 0; ncs 31; coal 1; mport 2; led 1; clo 1; ems 0;
> ich: sata-II with 3 ports
>
> and this is the lspci -vvv output:
>
> 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA AHCI Controller
> (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])

[...]

looking through the sources version of the driver, it appears that
the problems i was worried about have been addressed. i don't have
hardware with a discontiguous set of ports with which to test.

the most likely source of this problem would be if the kernel
recognizes the same ports as sata and legacy ide. that could be
due to a bios bug. but i'm just guessing. do you get any messages
from the ide driver?

> And also, for some reason, it takes a while to echo on the screen what
> I write on the keyboard. I mean, if you write something, then it
> appears on screen after 5 seconds, more or less.


is this just with plan 9?

- erik