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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.19-rc6][RESEND] ata_piix: IDE mode SATA patch for Intel ICH9
    Gaston, Jason D wrote:
    > I was thinking that if a functional difference was found, it would be
    > easier to tweak.
    > There are differences between the ICH8 and ICH9 SATA controller. For
    > example, the PCS register now has port present bits that used to be
    > reserved in ICH8. I'm not sure how or if these could be used in
    > ata_piix.

    Separating ich9 out from ich8 isn't difficult. Let's do that when there
    is need. ata_piix always has been using the same entry if there is no
    code difference and I don't see any reason to depart from that with ich9.


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