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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] M68k IDE updates
    On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > > > Since __ide_mm_insw doesn't get told whether it is transferring normal
    > > > sector data or drive ID data, it can't necessarily do the right thing
    > > > in both situations.
    > >
    > > 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.
    >
    > Isn't that best solved in the TOS filesystem code?

    There's also a partition table to read. BTW, Atari uses MS-DOS style
    partitioning.

    > That way, Ataris running Linux can read ext2 disks from other systems
    > properly, and other systems can read TOS disks written by Ataris
    > properly.

    That's why there's also an option to swap all diskdata at the IDE level, so you
    can take your Atari disks to a PC and vice versa.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

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