Re: IDE? IDE-TNG driver

From: Ruth Ivimey-Cook (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 17:57:43 EST

On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:
>ide_ioctl(fd, HDIO_SET_IDE_SCSI, bool)

Seems fine to me...

>Where bool does the subdriver switch.
>Just that ioctl's are being blasted and people using are frowned upon.

? so how is cdrecord (or whatever) supposed to do its stuff -- is it ioctl()
-> fcntl()? If so, I suppose that's ok, but the basic premise still exists,

>This was a feature Alan Cox poked me for to try and move away from how
>modules are basically an all or nothing grab-all.

I don't think modules are the answer to any of this:
 a) some people want basically module-less kernels
 b) in some environments, you need to be able to select the IO mechanism
    without the ability to select the module to load.


<slightly confused by it all>


Ruth Ivimey-Cook
Software engineer and technical writer.

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