How To Figure Out What Module Supports Your IDE/SCSI/SATA controller?

Wit WitlessIdiot at
Tue Jun 5 14:35:36 PDT 2007

junk at wrote:
> Hi guys
> I'm still scratching my head to figure out how hardware autodetection 
> works, specifically for hard drive controllers.
> My basic formula is use lspci.
> Here is an example:
> 00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X 
> Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
> I know the mptscsih module works for the above device.
> However, if I didn't just happen to know I wouldn't have a clue what 
> module to load for driver support.
> Is there a simple automated way, eg. a script that can figure out what 
> driver is bested suited to the controller?
> Thanks guys
> I know if anyone knows it will be a genius from this list!

*If* needed drivers (or likely candidates) are compiled as modules and 
in the standard places, this might be useful?

  "man modinfo"

I forget all the details, but I'm sure the man page will enlighten you.


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