Re: IDE?

From: Andreas Dilger (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 13:26:38 EST

On Aug 17, 2002 06:02 -0700, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> I just looked at the patch to switch to "2.4 forward port"
> version of drivers/ide. If I got my shell commands right, Martin's
> tree is 8606 lines shorter than the 2.4 forward port.
> 2.4 forward port 49,205 lines
> Martin's version 40,599 lines
> ------------
> 8,606 lines difference
> It's often amazing how much cleaning up it takes to shrink
> code a little bit. Shrinking the IDE tree this much is a lot of
> work to throw away.
> In comparison, I think Niklaus Wirth's Modula-2 compiler for
> the Lilith machine was 5,000 lines.
> Is the 2.5.31 IDE tree that buggy? I would hope that stamping
> out bugs from Martin's tree would be less work than cleaning up
> the 2.4 version to that point again.

Why don't we just start with the now-discarded 2.5 IDE code as IDE-TNG?
If people want to develop/hack then they can use that, and if they
want to hack on other things they use the old code. You just need to
make the two config options mutually exclusive until the drivers learn
to play well together (by being able to control separate drives/ctrlr).

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger

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