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Re: support for SATA port multipliers

On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 08:09:18PM -0700, Brook Milligan wrote:
> It appears that the siisata driver currently does not support
> attachment to port multiplier boards even though the underlying
> hardware does in fact support that configuration.  As a result, it
> seems impossible to deploy NetBSD on some more-or-less standard large
> storage servers.
> Is there anyone in the community with interest and expertise to extend
> the relevant driver(s) (or create appropriate new ones) so that SATA
> controllers with port multipliers would be supported?  I will work on
> making the hardware available if someone can work on the drivers.

I'm interested in working on this; what prevented it is lack of hardware.
If someone can send me some hardware, or otherwise give access to
some hardware (having a port multiplier in hands would make upcoming
maintenance easier though), I can work on it.

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

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