Re: [PATCH 00/18] ide: add generic ATA/ATAPI disk driver

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 07:21:25 EST

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 12:14:24AM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> [ Borislav, this is the 'futuristic' stuff that we were talking about. :) ]
> Hi,
> This patch series adds a generic ATA/ATAPI disk driver (ide-gd) replacing
> ide-disk and ide-floppy drivers. It is achieved by moving the common code
> to ide-gd.c, adding struct ide_disk_ops (which is used to abstract protocol
> specific details) and updating ide-{disk,floppy}.c accordingly.
> The main goal is to make the code more maintainable / easier to extend later.
> As an immediate result we get driver specific debugging support for ATA disks
> and ability for driver specific Power Management for ATAPI devices. Otherwise
> it is really an initial merge (which means that in the future the code can be
> further unified, struct ide_disk_ops can be made more fine-grained etc.).

Looks cool, ACK with some comments/questions in separate mail. Will test on my
Iomega ZIP drive when I get back.

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