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SubjectRe: [PATCH] make my life easier ...
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Followup to:  <20001025134252.A1024@albireo.ucw.cz>
By author: Martin Mares <mj@suse.cz>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> This doesn't make much sense to me: Why don't we just reinitialize the timings
> as we do when programming the chipset instead of saving/restoring the state?
>
> Also, are you sure BIOSes don't save the IDE controller state when suspending?
>
> Have a nice fortnight
>

Wrong question. The proper question is "are we not sure the BIOS
doesn't save..." and the answer is "with all the buggy BIOSes out
there, of course not."

Seriously. Relying on the BIOS any more than the absolutely necessary
minimum is way dangerous.

-hpa
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