Re: IDE-flash device and hard disk on same controller

From: Eric W. Biederman (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 00:34:21 EST

Jeff Garzik <> writes:

> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Attached is the ATA core...
> Just to give a little bit more information about the previously attached code,
> it is merely a module that does two things: (a) demonstrates proper [and
> sometimes faster-than-current-linus] ATA bus probing, and

I am assuming ata_chan_init is the function that does this

I don't see any checking for the ATA bsy flag before you start sending
commands. I have seen the current IDE code fail too many times if I
boot to fast, because of a lack of this one simple test. So I don't
see how this could be considered a proper probe.

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