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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] falconide/q40ide: add ->atapi_*put_bytes and ->ata_*put_data methods
On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On Sunday 30 March 2008, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > > * Add ->atapi_{in,out}put_bytes and ->ata_{in,out}put_data methods to
> > > falconide and q40ide host drivers (->ata_* methods are implemented on
> > > top of ->atapi_* methods so they also do byte-swapping now).
> > >
> > > * Cleanup atapi_{in,out}put_bytes().
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > One remaining issue (for which the fix has never been submitted upstream so
> > far) with Atari and Q40 is that due to the byteswapped interface, the driveid
> > is also byteswapped, so it has to be unswapped again in ide_fix_driveid().
> My patch causes unswapping for _all_ data coming from the device so I wonder
> whether the ide_fix_driveid() fix is still needed?

I'll give it a try on Aranym...

> [ I now recall some discussion that we shouldn't un-swap fs requests because
> of how the things were done in the past fs itself is stored byte-swapped on
> the disk - if this is the case I will recast the patch to pass rq to
> ->ata_*put_data in ide_pio_sector() and check rq->cmd_type == REQ_TYPE_FS
> in falconide/q40ide_*put_data() to decide whether to unswap data or not ]

Yes, the data on the disk is stored byte-swapped.
So it's only the drive ID and packet commands that should be swapped.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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