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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

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