[OpenIndiana-discuss] Question regarding OI148, SI3124 and port multiplier Sil3726

Albert Lee trisk at opensolaris.org
Fri Oct 7 22:29:49 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Stefano Del Corno
<stefano.delcorno at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm sorry if the question have been already discussed in the past:
> I'm having an issue with a PCI-e 3132 SATA card and a 3726 port
> multiplier. Digging both the internet and OI discussions, I had the
> feeling that this specific combination is working fine in a few
> different environments.
> http://openindiana.org/pipermail/openindiana-discuss/2011-January/002209.html
> http://openindiana.org/pipermail/openindiana-discuss/2011-May/003998.html
> I've loaded latest "ide" firmware (B7703) on my 3132 card. I tested
> the pci-e card, the port multiplier and 4 attached sata drives under
> linux: everything was working fine. I did also a couple of "raw"
> performance tests with good results. Given the good experience under
> "another OS" and given that I saw positive reports of SIL port
> multipliers with SIL based SATA boards, I dropped both the card and
> the port multiplier in my OpenIndiana box.
> I'm running OI 148 on a SuperMicro X7SPA-H board. It's booting from a
> couple of USB drives (forming a mirrored rpool). Right now I'm using 4
> out of 6 internal sata connectors to drive a small SSD and 3 1.5tb
> drives. My plan is to add the above mentioned 3124 + 3726 + 4drives to
> my OpenIndiana box to test different protection schemes and run some
> "zpool send" tests.
> The issue I'm experiencing is that I can only see the first drive
> (port 0) I've attached to the port multiplier.

I'm not sure where you heard otherwise, but only the ahci driver
supports SATA port multipliers.


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