Currently shipping and all future Southbridge components ship with SATA (ICH5,
ICH 6, ...) Logical next step is native support for SATA CDROM / DVD RAM
devices. Removes requirement for HW companies to route Legacy PATA support.
PM team set to Investigate as desired for U3
Jeff terms the status of this to be a "maybe". Reason being, that he is
currently working on it, but no such hardware exists. So, based on that, rather
than leaving it in investigate state (the official way now to say maybe), I'm
instead putting it in needinfo state, the official way to indicate hardware lacking.
Taking out of needinfo state as Jeff has the hardware.
Setting to U4.
At this time, Dell and HP don't require this for U4, but HP forsees the good
possibility that this could be an emergency for U5. Dell says customers will be
deploying this within 6-12 months; shipping it in U4 would position us to be
ready for deployment with no undue panic.
Jeremy -- Yes.
What are the clear requirements from the partner for this functionality?
What are the currently available boards that could be provided by the partners?
Moving to RHEL3 U5 awaiting confirmation that this is actually needed
*** Bug 112066 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Per John Hull of Dell on 4/11/05:
Looks like the Dell 9G systems being released in about 12 months will have SATA
ATAPI CD-ROMs and TBU's.
I'd say that this makes this a U2 item at the earliest from the Dell
perspective. (Larry: will HP require SATA ATAPI support sooner?)
The SATA update that resolves this has just been committed to the
RHEL3 U7 patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-38.EL).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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