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SubjectRe: Flash Back -- kernel 2.1.111
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 02:27:51PM -0800, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> Obviously this will be a sticking point on the baseclock assumed for each
> host; however, the excitement of the commentary tends to validate the
> concerns express, but poor word choice.
> Given the baseclock is used to setup PIO, and that is the method to issue
> and execute the command block, and all other transfers which are not DMA,
> it stands to reason, if this becomes messed up so will the transfers.
> So my comments in concerns are valid given each host is different and
> those capable of determining there internal baseclock which may vary from
> the actual PCI slot baseclock, FSB, etc ... will be okay. The rest of
> those which depend on user input of a default safe value which has been
> defined in the past and verified by history must remain.

And so they stay, if you read the patch. It doesn't change any
functionality, really, just the implementation.

> In the past we carried a global since driverfs was not present.

I don't think driverfs will change this much.

> As a point of reference for removal of the pci read/write space to the
> host, I strongly suggest that be left alone.

Why? Please name at least one good reason.

> As for the removal of the
> settings file, may of the distributions use this as a means to issue
> script calls to enable and disable features w/o the use of an additional
> application like "hdparm".

I don't remember this being removed, but my memory may be wrong here.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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