On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 12:52:36 -0800, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting David Murphy (david.murphy at gmail.com):
>> > > WTF? Now, I'm confused.
> > I don't understand why - if you recognised a SCSI controller on a SCSI
> > ICP card, would you expect to talk to that, or to the ICP controller?
> > Why would you expect to do anything different for a SATA ICP card?
>> Maybe I was somehow insufficiently clear: What _specifically_ about a
> card you recognise as having a pair of Silicon Image 3112A chips and an
> Intel GC80303 RISC chip says "ICP Vortex" to you?
>> My point was: Here's a family of cards (SRCS14L, SRCS16, and SRCS28X)
> whose identifiable major chips are (1) a SiI3112A chip for each channel
> pair, and (2) one of several Intel RISC CPUs. The available
> documentation doesn't disclose the nature of any _other_ significant
The LSI Sata Megaraid 150-6 and Intel SRCS16 are exactly the same
card. The PCI Vendor and Device IDs might be different, but they
should both still work with the Megaraid driver (The LSI definately
does). They are identical down to the BIOS and firmware versioning on
The LSI 150-4 is just the 150-6 board with 2 Sil3112A chips driving 2
sata ports each.
The Intel SRCS14L is not directly related (from what I can see from
visual inspection), though it does seem to share much the same
hardware, even if the boards differ in layout.
>> I thus infer that there actually _is_ other significant circuitry --
> that determines the host-facing programming interface, and is ICP
> Vortex-compatible -- but that the information on the Web doesn't discuss
> it. Therefore: Sucks to be me. Moreover: The standard "identify the
> significant chipset, then find a driver" conceptual model we've gotten
> used to won't always work well.
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