Bug #993

Marvell SATA controller 88SE9128 - driver issue?

Added by Lou Picciano almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2011-05-05
Priority:LowDue date:2011-09-14
Assignee:Marcel Telka% Done:


Category:driver - device driversEstimated time:10.00 hours
Target version:-
Difficulty:Medium Tags:SATA Controller


We are unable to configure any drive connected to the Marvell 88SE9128 controller. (controller is apparently implemented as a PCI device)
mobo: GigaByte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Note: all drives controlled directly by the P67A work fine.

Drive does appear in cfgadm connected/unconfigured

  1. cfgadm c configure sata1/0
    Failed to config device at ap_id: /devices/pci@0,0/pci8086,1c1c@1c,6/pci1458,b000@0:0

After making these changes to /etc/system:

set ahci:ahci_msi_enabled = 0
set sata:sata_max_queue_depth = 0x1

  1. cfgadm -a (does not even see the 'type' as sata-port):
    sata1/0 unknown connected unconfigured unknown

Related issues

Duplicates illumos gate - Bug #3815: AHCI: Support for Marvell 88SE9128 Resolved 2013-06-14


#1 Updated by Ryo Murakawa almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee set to Ryo Murakawa

I don't have this SATA controller. But I think this is request to OI. Is it right?

#2 Updated by Ryo Murakawa almost 7 years ago

  • Tags changed from needs-triage to SATA Controller

#3 Updated by Ryo Murakawa almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Ryo Murakawa to OI Caiman

#4 Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • Estimated time set to 40.00
  • Category set to Drivers
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Due date set to 2011-09-14
  • Target version set to oi_151_stable
  • Assignee changed from OI Caiman to OI illumos

Ticket closed. The Marvell 88SE9128 is not being supported at this time by oi-dev.

#5 Updated by Albert Lee over 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Project changed from OpenIndiana Distribution to illumos gate
  • Category deleted (Drivers)
  • Status changed from Closed to New
  • Target version deleted (oi_151_stable)

#6 Updated by Albert Lee over 6 years ago

  • Estimated time changed from 40.00 to 10.00
  • Assignee deleted (OI illumos)
  • Category set to driver - device drivers
  • Tracker changed from Feature to Bug

This is a slightly exotic AHCI controller which probably needs a set of workarounds.

#7 Updated by Robin Smidsrød over 5 years ago

I just want to chime in that I have the same issue as multiple people explain on http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Motherboards

"Marvell 88SE9128 SATA-3 controller: UNSUPPORTED (should be disabled, otherwise expect kernel panic at boot)"

It would be nice if it was possible to run and use a system without having to explicitly have to disable the controller in the BIOS to avoid a kernel panic. I'm not expecting the driver be supported any time soon, but not making the device crash the machine would be nice.

Would it be possible to put it on some kind of black-list so that it is not initialized at all, and therefore avoid the crash?

#8 Updated by Ken Mays almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Marcel Telka
  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Marcel - Is this ticket fully resolved with https://www.illumos.org/issues/3815 ??

#9 Updated by Marcel Telka almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Yes. The 88SE9128 should work now. Closing.

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