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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] [IDE] Platform IDE driver (was: MMIO IDE driver)
    Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:

    >>This is now very similar to pata_platform.c, they both use
    >>same platform data structure and same resources.

    >>To achieve that, byte_lanes_swapping platform data variable
    >>and platform specified iops removed from that driver. It's fine,
    >>since those were never used anyway.

    >>pata_platform and ide_platform are carrying same driver names,
    >>to easily switch between these drivers, without need to touch
    >>platform code.

    > Why? There's a drivers/ide/arm/ide_arm.c IDe driver that some platforms
    > (not in the mainline) hack to access, e.g., CF cards in true-IDE mode.
    > About a month ago I submitted a patch to arm-linux-kernel switching that

    Wrong list to submit sych stuff, post to linux-ide.

    > driver to using platform-device. I got a reply, that it's not worth it now
    > that IDE is slowly becoming obsolete, and the pata_platform serves the
    > perpose perfectly well. I found this argument reasonable, I had the same

    Ignore such replies in the future. ;-)

    > doubt, just wanted to double-check. So, why do we now need a new legacy
    > (a/drivers/ide/legacy/ide_platform.c) driver when a "modern" driver
    > exists?

    Good question (I know the answer but won't tell ;-).

    > Thanks
    > Guennadi

    MBR, Sergei
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