Well, after the NDA issue was resolved, AMI have again gone quiet.
Some comments from other developers working with them suggests
that this is fairly typical; I guess I need to wait for another
marketting emergeny. I did receive one question about their
FlexRAID 'virtual sizing' feature; I tried it out here on an Elite
1500 (Dell PERC 2/DC, actually) that I currently have on loan, and
it works as expected.
The 'command wedged' issues are all resolved; you can't pile more
than about 126 commands into the controller, even if it claims
that you can - it's not clear what happens to the commands, but
they never come back out again. At this point in time, the driver
in both -current and -stable is believed to be entirely stable.
I'm still hoping that someone will come up with an Enterprise 1600
for me to test on; I get the impression that I need to make some
minor changes to support it.