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No TCQ/NCQ.
 
No TCQ/NCQ.
  
Early 3112 chips conflict with early Seagate SATA drives.  The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.
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Early 3112 chips conflict with Seagate Barracuda SATA V (Plus) drives (vendor's first SATA drives)
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.  The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.
  
 
== Known problems ==
 
== Known problems ==
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== Module options ==
 
== Module options ==
  
'''slow_down''' - Enables 15-sector workaround, even if the driver did not automatically enable it.  This can occasoinally work around other problems, including system problems that manifest themselves by affecting sata_sil.
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'''slow_down''' - Enables 15-sector workaround, even if the driver did not automatically enable it.  This can occasionally work around other problems, including system problems that manifest themselves by affecting sata_sil.
  
 
== Programmer documentation ==
 
== Programmer documentation ==
  
 
Documentation is available for [http://gkernel.sourceforge.net/specs/sii/3112A_SiI-DS-0095-B2.pdf.bz2 3112] and [http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/SiI-DS-0103-D.pdf 3114] chips.
 
Documentation is available for [http://gkernel.sourceforge.net/specs/sii/3112A_SiI-DS-0095-B2.pdf.bz2 3112] and [http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/SiI-DS-0103-D.pdf 3114] chips.

Revision as of 11:47, 11 February 2009

Contents

Hardware support

sata_sil supports Silicon Image 3112, 3114, and 3512 chips, including OEM rebadges from ATI/AMD and Adaptec.

Limitations

No TCQ/NCQ.

Early 3112 chips conflict with Seagate Barracuda SATA V (Plus) drives (vendor's first SATA drives) . The workaround for this conflict involves limiting each transaction to 15 sectors, which has a large performance impact.

Known problems

Some reports of data corruption when paired with NVIDIA chipsets.

Module options

slow_down - Enables 15-sector workaround, even if the driver did not automatically enable it. This can occasionally work around other problems, including system problems that manifest themselves by affecting sata_sil.

Programmer documentation

Documentation is available for 3112 and 3114 chips.

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