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SubjectRe: [patch] My AMD IDE driver, v2.7
On Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 10:10:36PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 1) There should be a raw device command interface (not ATA or SCSI specific)

Hmm. If such a generic low-level raw device layer were to be
implemented (presumably as the foundation for the block layer), I
expect the interface would be somthing like the cdrom layer, and
would abstract out all the normal things that raw mass-storage
devices can do.

But the minute such a layer is in place, people will begin going
straight to the sub-low-level raw device layers so they can use
all the exciting new extended features of their XP370000 quantum
storage array which needs the special frob-electrons command to
make it work...


Erik B. Andersen
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