Subject: Re: nForce4 and SATA : some tests with BIOS options on 3.0 and -current
To: =?iso-8859-1?q?Gr=E9goire_Sutre?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2006 16:43:31
> > Back in early December, I added two additional SATA drives,
> > filling up the nf4's 4 SATA ports. Somehow the firmware got
> > [...]
> > In addition to this, NetBSD now gets the "lost interrupt" problem unless
> > I turn off APIC in the firmware. (FreeBSD and Linux seem to be okay.)
> Do you remember whether you were using both built-in nForce4 SATA
> controllers at the time where you only had two SATA drives? In my case, I
> have to disable APIC if I want to use both controllers.
Short answer: looks like the 1st 2 were on the same SATA controller.
FreeBSD called the 1st two ad4 and ad6, which are both on atapci1.
The additional disks are called ad8 and ad10, which are both on atapci2.
I assume that PATA hard drives would be called ad0-3.
FreeBSD seems to be reserving a spot for a second drive on each SATA
port, as if they were PATA channels.
atapci1: <nVidia nForce4 SATA150 controller> port 0x9f0-0x9f7,0xbf0-0xbf3,0x970-0x977,0xb70-0xb73,0xcc00-0xcc0f mem 0xfebfb00
0-0xfebfbfff irq 11 at device 7.0 on pci0
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci1
atapci2: <nVidia nForce4 SATA150 controller> port 0x9e0-0x9e7,0xbe0-0xbe3,0x960-0x967,0xb60-0xb63,0xb800-0xb80f mem 0xfebfa00
0-0xfebfafff irq 10 at device 8.0 on pci0
ata4: <ATA channel 0> on atapci2
ata5: <ATA channel 1> on atapci2
[ ... ]
ad4: 238475MB <Seagate ST3250823AS 3.03> at ata2-master SATA150
ad6: 238475MB <Seagate ST3250823AS 3.03> at ata3-master SATA150
ad8: 238475MB <Seagate ST3250823AS 3.03> at ata4-master SATA150
ad10: 238475MB <Seagate ST3250823AS 3.03> at ata5-master SATA150
Default NetBSD kernels of course just start numbering from 0, so
no helpful clues there.
Where in the BIOS did you find the controls to enable/disable the
individual SATA drives?