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MVSATA(4)               NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual              MVSATA(4)

mvsata -- Marvell Hercules-I and Hercules-II SATA controllers driver
mvsata* at pci? dev ? function ?
The mvsata driver supports the Marvell Hercules-I and Hercules-II family of SATA controllers, interfacing the hardware with the ata(4) and atapi(4) subsystems. The following controllers are supported by the mvsata driver: Gen I SATA 1.5Gbps; no support for NCQ, PMP, ATAPI Supported controllers: Marvell 88SX50xx Hercules-I Gen II SATA 3Gbps, NCQ, and PMP support; no ATAPI support Supported controllers: Adaptec RAID 1420SA Marvell 88SX60xx Hercules-II Gen IIe SATA 3Gbps, NCQ, PMP, ATAPI support Supported controllers: Adaptec RAID 1430SA Marvell 88SX70xx Hercules-II Triones Technologies RocketRAID 2310 RAID card
ahcisata(4), ata(4), atapi(4), pci(4), wd(4)
The mvsata driver first appeared in NetBSD 6.0. NCQ support was added, and ATAPI support enabled, in NetBSD on October 7, 2017 .
The mvsata driver was written by KIYOHARA Takashi <>. NCQ support was added by Jaromir Dolecek <>.
NCQ is only enabled on Gen IIe controllers. Device hot swapping is not yet supported. Marvell's Software RAID is not supported by the ataraid(4) driver. raid(4) can be used instead. This controller hardware is very old and pretty peculiar, with poor ATAPI support. It's very unlikely that the driver will receive any further changes, particularily not for the Gen I and Gen II controllers. Use an ahcisata(4) compatible controller instead. NetBSD 9.3 October 24, 2018 NetBSD 9.3
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