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SubjectRe: 2.6.17-mm6
David Lloyd wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>> Alan Cox wrote:
>>> Also its dangerous to assume "pata_*" is a PATA driver, it may be SATA
>>> with a bridge chip, and in some cases like the ATI this is quite
>>> common.
>>
>> Incorrect; what you describe is the core assumption underlying the
>> "ata_", "pata_", and "sata_" prefixes.
>>
>> If the user can attached PATA and SATA devices to a controller, its
>> prefix is ata_
>
> So sata_promise will change to ata_promise at some point?

Yes, if breakage can be minimized. Internal symbols have already changed...

Jeff



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