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    SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Llu, 2006-05-15 at 13:00 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> * PIO-based I/O is now IRQ-driven by default, rather than polled
    >> in a kernel thread. The polling path will continue to exist for
    >> controllers that need it, and other special cases. (Albert Lee)
    >
    > How will this be selected ? Passing ->irq = 0 ?

    It is selected at runtime by passing a polling flag to ata_taskfile.

    That flag, in turn can be set by anything -- driver flags (for
    controllers that always require polling), user variable requested at
    runtime, whatever.


    > For ata_piix given you've destabilized it a bit would now be a good time
    > to submit the patches to fix the timing, register scribble and incorrect
    > ATAPI caching ?

    Sure.

    Jeff


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