Subject: Re: looking for VIA/NVIDIA sata testers
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/2006 10:31:33
On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 11:20:53PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Hi,
> attached is a patch that makes viaide(4) use SATA registers do probe
> drives, and also correct a few things for the VIA VT6421, and
> adds the VT8237A to the table. Unfortunably I don't have any way
> to test this. So if you have a Via or Nvidia system with SATA drive,
> please give it a try if you can. If no drive is found please set
> atadebug_mask to 0xff and send the boot messages.
> There is also a distribution built with these changes, for convenience
> (there are floppy and iso image here):
> Thanks !

Ok, as I got positive feedback, I commited it (along with files.pci so
that you don't need to include another SATA controller to build viaide :)

Thanks again to the testers.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference