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SubjectRe: [PATCH] M68k IDE updates
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On Llu, 2003-04-14 at 14:44, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On 14 Apr 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Llu, 2003-04-14 at 09:39, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > Indeed. Ataris and Q40/Q60s have byteswapped IDE busses, but they expect
> > > on-disk data to be that way, for compatibility with e.g. TOS.
> >
> > That is a higher level problem. You need a byteswap mode for the loop device
> > it seems. Then you can read atari disks on any box..
>
> You're talking about a different problem.
>
> We want to read Atari disks on Ataris, too.

You can initrd a loop over ide root on the Atari. I can see reasons (performance)
you don't want to do that, and I'm quite happy for someone to split the mmio ops
for data/control to clean that up.

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