Contributed by marco on from the donations and stuff dept.
We still need more money so keep those donations coming! Other good news is that I finally found some time to do some code too. I started working on the mfi driver. That is the next generation RAID cards from LSI. MFI stands for MegaRAID Firmware Interface. It is an extremely clean and well written spec. The drivers that are currently out there are pretty minimal (FreeBSD and Linux). Not so good news is that there doesn't seem to be any open code for the RAID mgmt interface. That looks to be a reverse engineering job. Oh well, thats still pretty far away. Lets see if we can get some IO going first.
I created a skeleton driver and I am adding functions as I go; it'll be a few weeks before it gets anywhere useful. I am a little non-conventional when it comes to writing code. I prefer to do it in tree while other developers prefer to have it ready before they commit it. The reason for that is that I am pretty disorganized when it comes to keeping local trees in sync. Keeping it in the big tree enables me to work from just about anywhere. Also a few weeks ago I heard the magic *ploink* sound and lost my laptop drive. With it went a lot of ACPI and MPT patches.
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