[CentOS] Request for additional patch in CentOS Plus kernel

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Oct 1 16:57:15 UTC 2008

Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an Adaptec eSATA card, model 1225SA:
> http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/Controllers/Hardware/sata/entry/AAR-1225SA/
> Although the chipset is sata_sil24, it is not recognized by default by
> the kernel because its PCI ID is different than the ones recognized by
> this driver on the CentOS kernel. The driver recognizes PCI IDs such
> as 0x3132, 0x0242, 0x3131, but not 0x0244, which is the one this card
> has.
> I found out that it works with the latest kernel, and that the patch
> to make it work only adds the 0x0244 PCI ID to the list of IDs
> recognized by the sata_sil24 driver. Here is the patch:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=464b3286b4aa459059c6fda85ba55185fd21d9fc;hp=70a3143af87c6ca188107cbd49ab5eec2c86c456
> Following the instructions on the Wiki, I built a custom kernel based
> on the CentOS Plus kernel, but adding this patch. The adapter worked
> as expected with that kernel.
> So I ask: Would it be possible to incorporate this patch to the
> default set of patches applied on the CentOS Plus kernel? I would
> really appreciate it since that would make it easier for me to keep
> updated without worrying about the card.

You picked a good day to ask, I am getting ready to build the new plus
kernel for c5 right now :D

I will put that patch in there too if it applies cleanly for me.

Johnny Hughes

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