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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.6-pre2 IDE cleanup 16
Here is that reference, chances are there are more non vocal people using 
the interface than what you read on LKML.

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Date: 21 Jan 2002 17:46:13 -0500
From: John Zedlewski <zedlwski@Princeton.EDU>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: IDE patch + Taskfile
Like everybody else, I wanted to chime in about my happiness with the
IDE patch (I'm using it via the 2.4.18-pre3-mjc patch collection). Works
beautifully on my laptop with an IBM Travelstar (DJSA-220) and an
IDE-interface IBM microdrive (via a compactflash adapter).

But I also wanted to REALLY thank Andre and friends for the new TASKFILE
ioctl. I'm doing a lot of low-level performance testing on the
Microdrive and the old ioctl interface was completely inadequate. For
instance, several of the CFA_* IDE commands were unusable from userspace
before taskfile came along and now they're a snap...

Thanks again!
--JRZ


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