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NAME

     siis — SiliconImage Serial ATA Host Controller driver

SYNOPSIS

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel
     configuration file:

           device pci
           device scbus
           device siis

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in
     loader.conf(5):

           siis_load="YES"

     The following tunables are settable from the loader(8):

     hint.siis.X.msi
     controls Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI) usage by the specified controller.

     hint.siisch.X.pm_level
     controls SATA interface Power Management for the specified channel, allowing some power to
     be saved at the cost of additional command latency.  Possible values:
     0             interface Power Management is disabled (default);
     1             device is allowed to initiate PM state change, host is passive.
     Note that interface Power Management is not compatible with device presence detection.  A
     manual bus reset is needed on device hot-plug.

     hint.siisch.X.sata_rev
     setting to nonzero value limits maximum SATA revision (speed).  Values 1, 2 and 3 are
     respectively 1.5, 3 and 6Gbps.

DESCRIPTION

     This driver provides the CAM(4) subsystem with native access to the SATA ports of
     controller.  Each SATA port is represented to CAM as a separate bus with 16 targets.  Most
     of the bus-management details are handled by the SATA-specific transport of CAM.  Connected
     ATA disks are handled by the ATA protocol disk peripheral driver ada(4).  ATAPI devices are
     handled by the SCSI protocol peripheral drivers cd(4), da(4), sa(4), etc.

     Driver features include support for Serial ATA and ATAPI devices, Port Multipliers
     (including FIS-based switching), hardware command queues (31 command per port), Native
     Command Queuing, SATA interface Power Management, device hot-plug and Message Signaled
     Interrupts.

     Same hardware is also supported by the atasiliconimage driver from ata(4) subsystem.  If
     both drivers are loaded at the same time, this one will be given precedence as the more
     functional of the two.

HARDWARE

     The siis driver supports the following controllers:
     ·   SiI3124
     ·   SiI3132
     ·   SiI3531

SEE ALSO

     ada(4), ata(4), cam(4), cd(4), da(4), sa(4)

HISTORY

     The siis driver first appeared in FreeBSD 8.0.

AUTHORS

     Alexander Motin <mav@FreeBSD.org>.