Re: [PATCH 2/6] ide: move SFF I/O code to ide-io-sff.c

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 16:36:12 EST

> > I'm afraid you are the one who is wrong. The IDE layer is duplicating a
> > generic level of indirection with its own code - purely because IDE
> > pre-dates that core functionality. The whole IDE layer indirection can go
> > away because Linux has caught up with the needs of the IDE layer.
> What IDE indirection you're talking about anyway?

As I said earlier ide_mm_inb etc via the function pointers tf_inb/tf_outb

Given how small those functions are it might even be worth rolling them
into two different versions of the functions like ide_tf_read as surely
it costs more to call them (in size) than to inline the two for those
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