Re: IDE?

From: Dana Lacoste (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 08:57:11 EST

On Sat, 2002-08-17 at 14:16, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> That's bad. Then, you're nailed to use old kernels without having
> possibilities of recent kernels only because you're working with eg. old
> Alphas, PCMCIA-IDE things or so? Bad, bad, badhorribly bad. Even it's
> sloooow, there'll always some need for PIO-only controller support...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this already the case?

Are there not several uses of 2.0.x that are not compatible with
2.2/2.4? And if 2.0 is working, then why are you worried about
being able to use 3.2? Why do we need to maintain compatibility
with OLD (not 'low-end' but OLD) hardware if there's an existing
kernel that meets that hardware's needs already?

Dana Lacoste

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