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Date:      Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:09:13 -0600 (CST)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Driver support for Marvell 88SE6320 SAS Controller
Message-ID:  <201201230209.q0N29Dkr072491@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001ccd913$c56f6640$504e32c0$@gmail.com>

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"Warwick Davison" <wcdavison@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi There,
>
>
> I have been reading up on SAS controller support in FreeBSD and I see that
> there is no support for the Marvell 88SE6320 SAS controller as found on the
> ASUS P6T Deluxe and WS series motherboards. I have seen that there are quite
> a few people enquiring about the driver for this chipset.
>
> What can be done to include the drive in one of the FreeBSD releases to
> come.
>

There are generally four possible reasons why a driver for particular 
hardware is not present:
 1) the tehnical information to write the driver is not available from the
    manufacturer.
 2) the current driver developers do not have a sample of the hardware
    to test against.
 3) the current driver developers do not have the _time_ to do the work.
    remember, this is a volunteer effort.
 4) no one with the time, and resources,  to do it is interested in doing so.

Items 1 and 2 account for a -lot- of 'missing' device drivers.

Which of the above can _you_ help with?   <grin>







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