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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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