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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pata_via: Cable detect error
Alan wrote:
> The UDMA66 VIA hardware has no controller side cable detect bits we can
> use. This patch minimally fixes the problem by reporting unknown in this
> case and using drive side detection.
> The old drivers/ide code does some additional tricks but those aren't
> appropriate now we are in -rc.
> Without this update UDMA66 via controllers run slowly. They don't fail so
> it's a borderline call whether this is -rc material or not.
> Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>

I think it's #upstream-fixes material (-rc material), and applied as such.

Especially considering that libata pata_* drivers are not the primary
drivers, I think it's best to forward this type of stuff, especially as
it is indeed IMO a fix worth having.

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