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SubjectRe: RESEND: [PATCH] libata-sff: Fix oops reported in kerneloops.org for pnp devices with no ctl
Alan Cox wrote:
>> Please grep the remaining users, IMO you will find that's not really
>> true. After your patch no core users remain, only ones in a few
>> scattered drivers that most likely want your logic (or a
>> simplified-for-that-controller version thereof).
>
> That said if you want to be clearer we can hide the altstatus function
> internally and only export an ata_sff_dma_sync() which does go *BANG* if
> you call it with no altstatus (where you would immediately violate DMA
> timing rules)
>
> Want me to roll a patch in that style ?

Works for me...




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