Re: IDE?

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 05:03:03 EST

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 01:52:18AM +0100, Russell King wrote:

> > We'll need PIO for control commands anyways, but the thing is that we
> > won't need to speed optimize PIO and will be able to kill multi-sector
> > PIO completely probably.
> Well, I'll probably be maintaining multi-sector PIO externally to the
> main kernel in that case. 95% of ARM machines have either PIO only or
> in the case of those that do have PCI DMA support (netwinders) the
> southbridge is soo messed up that DMA is useless on most boxes produced.
> Multi-sector PIO is a fundamental requirement that I require.

Good to know that.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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