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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. :(

Jeff



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