Oh yeah ladies and gentlemen, Robert Szeleney is at it again. USB Support, Printing Support and now a new PATA/SATA driver with DMA Support! There's support for VIA, AMD, Intel and SiS chipsets, more will come. What does it mean? Less CPU usage and a huge speed increase for the supported PATA/SATA controllers, just check the changelog for initial benchmarks.
As a beta tester, you are strongly encouraged to download an experimental update with updated drivers for the latest beta and a new kernel with DMA support. Head over to the Restriced Access Area.