Re: IDE?

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 02:36:57 EST


> - phase 2: IDE-TNG. Leave the current IDE code unchanged, and plan to
> obsolete it. It's the "stable IDE", and by virtue of being stable,
> nobody will mind work on new drivers that (by definition) cannot screw
> up unless you use them.
> IDE-TNG would:
> - be controller-specific (ie one driver for one controller family)
> - be able to say "screw it" for old or broken setups (which are left
> fot the old IDE code)
> - in particular, it would only bother with PCI (or better)
> controllers, and with UDMA-only setups.

Would it be possible to use martin's IDE as starting point for IDE-TNG? Awfull
lot of cleanups went to that code...

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