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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] select ATA_SFF
Mark Lord wrote:
> Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
>>>>> Jeff, Tejun, what "sff" in the file name actually means? Isn't
>>>>> it strange that the drivers lacking DMA support or not really
>>>>> compliant with SFF-8038i have to link with this file?
>>>
>>>> Maybe it should be libata-tf and libata-bmdma, but sff (sans bmdma)
>>>> and bmdma is acceptable, hopefully, right?
>>>
>>> What's sff sans bmdma?
>>
>> Supposed to be TF interface. IIRC, the SFF term was first from Alan
>> although it's entirely possible that I misunderstood it and used it in
>> the wrong way. Alan, can you please clear up the confusion?
> ..
>
> SFF stands for "Small Form Factor", as in the "SFF Committee Information
> Specification for Bus Master Programming Interface for IDE ATA
> Controllers Rev 1.0"
> from May 16, 1994.
>
> That document is basically a committee rubber-stamp of the earlier Intel
> "PCI IDE Controller Specification Revision 1.0" dated 3/4/94.

Ah.. that means we have the whole naming thing wrong. Yewwww....
--
tejun


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