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SubjectRe: [RFR] a new SCSI driver
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On Sun, 2003-05-25 at 13:19, john@grabjohn.com wrote:
> > > Thinking ahead, by the 2.8 timescale, PATA could well be legacy hardware
> > > which could be supported only by an 'old' IDE driver, much like we already
> > > have at the moment - I.E. we could remove the current 'old' IDE driver
> > > sometime during the 2.7 timescale, and support SATA only via the SCSI layer.
>
> > Rubbish. PIO mode ATA will be around for some years to come - there
> > is just too much invested there (especially in the embedded world) for
> > it to vanish this quickly. For example, think about compact flash cards,
> > many of which are still driven using PIO mode accesses in todays PDAs.
>
> Why couldn't PDAs be served by the 'old' driver then? Old doesn't mean obsolete.
>
> Also embedded world != PDAs. I was thinking more of things like PVRs, and blade
> servers. What about solid state video cameras? Are they going to use PIO mode
> ATA?
on common misunderstanding ; PATA != PIO mode ATA but Parallel ATA, as
opposed to Serial ATA
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