Martin Michlmayr
QNAP TS-209 from the front

Status of QNAP TS-209 support

The QNAP TS-209 is based on a Marvell Orion System on a Chip. Marvell has done a lot of work to get support for the Orion platform into the mainline kernel. However, some features of the Orion platform are not as well supported as in the original Marvell LSP (Linux Support Package) used by QNAP. Please take this into account before deciding whether you want to install Debian, especially if you have specific requirements (e.g. related to performance).

The table below shows how well different components of the QNAP TS-209 are supported by Debian:

Component Comment
Debian Debian installer works well
CPU Supported in mainline and Debian kernel since 2.6.25
TS-209 kernel Supported in mainline and Debian kernel since 2.6.25
SATA Supported in the kernel by the sata_mv module
Ethernet Supported in the kernel by the mv643xx module
USB Supported in the kernel since 2.6.25
RTC Supported in the kernel by the rtc-s35390a module since 2.6.25
LEDs Supported in qcontrol
Fan Supported in qcontrol; you can upgrade qcontrol to get automatic temperature regulation.
Beeper Supported in qcontrol
XOR engine Supported in the Debian kernel since 2.6.26 and in the mainline kernel since 2.6.27. Support is mainly helpful for RAID5 at the moment, so it's not quite useful on the TS-209
Crypto engine Basic support