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    SubjectRe: [BK PATCHES] add ata scsi driver
    Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Mon, May 26 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >>>What does the block layer need, that it doesn't have now?
    >>Exactly. I'd _love_ for people to really think about this.
    > In discussion with Jeff, it seems most of what he wants is already
    > there. He just doesn't know it yet :-)

    Another important point is time.

    I continue to agree that a native block driver is the best direction.

    But with 2.6.0 looming, I think it's best to evolve my ATA driver to be
    a native block driver from a scsi one. Not start out as a native
    driver. That's significant pre-2.6 churn.

    Or, it lives out-of-tree until 2.7 and people with SATA hardware have to
    go out-of-tree for their driver for months and months, until the working
    driver is deemed sufficiently native :) In the meantime, distros
    wanting working SATA will just ship the SCSI driver as-is. :(


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