Re: Porting driver from Linux
hmm, seems to be a "slightly" tougher than expected....
Here is what people have tested so far http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archive/index.php/t-869763.html
What is says there that support for port multipliers in Linux has been officially introduced in Kernel v2.6.24 and later versions.
I looked around and there are a few conrollers that support SATAII port multipliers. ICH9, Sil3132, Sil3124, JMB36x, and those are the ones that are mentioned on avsforum as well.
Would CentOS v5.3 x64 be of any help ? Centos v5.2 has v.2.6.18-92.1.18.el15 Kernel
Does anyone know of a SATAII PCIe card that is supported by ESXi and that supports Port Multipliers ?
Don't believe there are add on cards with AHCI ICH9 controllers available, and that seems to leaves us in a grim land, unless someone knows otherwise.
I have never mentioned that I'm running HP ML115 with LSI SAS3014e as a basic config, and then got external storage box for 8 drives, however, that was based on Sil3726 port multiplier and came with Sil3132 eSATA PCIe 1x card.