Kernel Patch for VIA VT6410 IDE RAID CONTROLLER + devel questions

Chris Fazekas chris at
Mon Apr 25 03:39:15 UTC 2005


Thanks for your response, and for adding the patch into breezy (which I am
now running).

I hope you and others on this list don't mind a general question regarding
Ubuntu kernel development, and an offer to help out.


What is the rough time frame for a release of a new (or patched) kernel
that includes new device driver patches into a 'stable' release of Ubuntu?


I would be interested in learning more about the Ubuntu kernel development
structure, assisting with patching (to include some of the important
device drivers that would otherwise take a while to make it to a full
release version), and testing of daily snapshot kernels.

I am not a kernel expert by any means, but I will do what I can to assist
this Distro.  If this group feels that I could be of assistance that is.

Thanks again,

-- Chris Fazekas

> Hi Chris,
> Usually if there is a request for an additional feature it is done in
> bugzilla so we can keep track of it. I have looked over the patch and
> made a diff for breezy.
> Regards
> chuck
> On 4/23/05, Chris Fazekas <chris at> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm brand new to this kernel team list.
>> Additionally I just signed up for the development list, but as this
>> kernel
>> patch question is specific to the kernel I thought posting it to this
>> list
>> would be benificial. :)
>> -
>> I recently purchased a Gigabyte 915P motherboard [GA-8I915P Duo (Pro)]
>> which has a one standard IDE connector (IDE1) and two other IDE
>> connectors
>> using the VIA VT6410 IDE raid controller.  I have two optical devices
>> (DVD/DVDRW) and 4 IDE Drives.  Unfortunately the VIA VT6210 IDE raid
>> controller (patch) has not officially made its way into the Kernel.
>> For the kernel patch that adds the support to the via92cxx driver:
>> See:
>> I am currenly trying this patch with the 2.6.10 kernel source (compiling
>> now actually).  Will test it once it compile completes.
>> I am wondering what the proper procedure is for trying to get this patch
>> added into future versions of the Ubuntu linux kernel?
>> Cheers,
>> -- Chris Fazekas
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