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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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