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SubjectRe: ide patch + kernel 2.2.17-pre12
On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 10:41:24PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to... I have just been busy recently... first I was
> taking exams on polytechnic... then I played heavily with my VIA trying
> to discover 80-c bit -> instead I found out few other bits, screwed my
> FS completly twice and came to conlusion that there is no way on VIA to
> get info about cable type ;) and then I left my home for 8 days to have
> some rest... end of boring story.
> Now I'm back and will make ide.2.2.17pre13.20000711.patch soon...
> Right now there is
> I got used to the fact that my messages are "missed"...
> but could you at least tell me what do you think about
> 1). generic ATA tuning

A very good idea. There is too much duplicated code in the current
PCI ide tuning drivers.

> 2). ide-info and moving all these /proc/ide/chipset to userland
> (right now it requires root priviliges but next version
> will use /proc/ide/ide0/config)

Adding a lside command ala the lspci and lsusb?

> 3). rewritten amd7409.c (clone of Vojtech's via82cxxx.c)
> (no f*ck*ng feedback, people with amd7409 don't like
> /proc info and overclocking?)

Careful about this, I'm still not sure I've got the MWDMA timing right.
Seems at least MWDMA1 is broken on MWDMA1-only drives.

Btw, the link above is not valid.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs

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