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    SubjectRe: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?
    On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Michael Schmitz wrote:
    > > > For 2.5 would it perhaps be cleaner if we had a bswapping loop device. Sort
    > > > of very bad crypto mode ?
    > >
    > > Don't mention crypto, or Atari will come after us with the DMCA sword, claiming
    > > they deliberately implemented access control? ;-)
    >
    > Caution - I recall that on some m68k boxes we had to further byteswap
    > specific parts of the identify data or they wouldn't make sense. The IDE
    > driver will still have to be aware of these exceptions. I can't recall the
    > particulars anymore - Geert?

    That's the drive identification. It indeed shouldn't be swapped once again when
    accessing a `non-native' IDE disk.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

    --
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    -- Linus Torvalds

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