Bug #993


Marvell SATA controller 88SE9128 - driver issue?

Added by Lou Picciano about 12 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

driver - device drivers
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SATA Controller
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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

Is duplicate of illumos gate - Bug #3815: AHCI: Support for Marvell 88SE9128ResolvedMarcel Telka2013-06-14

Actions #1

Updated by Ryo Murakawa about 12 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?

Actions #2

Updated by Ryo Murakawa about 12 years ago

  • Tags changed from needs-triage to SATA Controller
Actions #3

Updated by Ryo Murakawa about 12 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Ryo Murakawa to OI Caiman
Actions #4

Updated by Ken Mays over 11 years ago

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

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

Actions #5

Updated by Albert Lee over 11 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Project changed from OpenIndiana Distribution to illumos gate
  • Category deleted (Drivers)
  • Status changed from Closed to New
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version deleted (oi_151_stable)
Actions #6

Updated by Albert Lee over 11 years ago

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

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

Actions #7

Updated by Robin Smidsrød over 10 years ago

I just want to chime in that I have the same issue as multiple people explain on

"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?

Actions #8

Updated by Ken Mays almost 10 years ago

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

Marcel - Is this ticket fully resolved with ??

Actions #9

Updated by Marcel Telka almost 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Yes. The 88SE9128 should work now. Closing.


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