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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.13] drivers/ide: Enable basic VIA VT6410 IDE functionality
    Robert Kesterson wrote:
    > This patch enables plain IDE functionality on the VIA VT6410 IDE controller
    > (such as used on the Asus P4P800 Deluxe motherboard). This is not a RAID
    > driver, but you can use Linux's software RAID once the drives are visible.
    > I did not write the original version of this patch, which I found on the
    > internet back in the days of kernel 2.6.2. I have been unable to identify
    > the original author to give him/her proper credit. I have been maintaining
    > and updating this patch since then and have released several updates which
    > have been successfully used by others who have downloaded it from my
    > website.
    >
    > It seems appropriate that this minimal functionality should be in the
    > mainstream kernel.

    After using this patch (it works), it comes to me that the 2.4 version
    was in a separate driver, so I can control my order of controller
    recognition. Just having access to the devices is useful, but it would
    be more useful in the module version.
    --
    -bill davidsen (davidsen@tmr.com)
    "The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
    last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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