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diff --git a/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c b/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
index 1e6827c89429..74456fa8483f 100644
--- a/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
+++ b/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
@@ -6,6 +6,18 @@
*
* This file is released under GPL v2.
*
+ * **** WARNING ****
+ *
+ * This driver never worked properly and unfortunately data corruption is
+ * relatively common. There isn't anyone working on the driver and there's
+ * no support from the vendor. Do not use this driver in any production
+ * environment.
+ *
+ * http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.bugs.rc/378525/focus=54491
+ * https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60565
+ *
+ * *****************
+ *
* This controller is eccentric and easily locks up if something isn't
* right. Documentation is available at initio's website but it only
* documents registers (not programming model).
@@ -807,6 +819,8 @@ static int inic_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
ata_print_version_once(&pdev->dev, DRV_VERSION);
+ dev_alert(&pdev->dev, "inic162x support is broken with common data corruption issues and will be disabled by default, contact linux-ide@vger.kernel.org if in production use\n");
+
/* alloc host */
host = ata_host_alloc_pinfo(&pdev->dev, ppi, NR_PORTS);
hpriv = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*hpriv), GFP_KERNEL);