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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] cleanup Serial ATA and Parallel ATA Kconfig
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Grant Coady <grant_lkml@dodo.com.au> writes:

> ¦ ¦ --- Serial ATA (SATA) and Parallel ATA (PATA) drivers ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ <*> AHCI SATA support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ [*] ATA ACPI Support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ [ ] SATA Port Multiplier support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ < > Silicon Image 3124/3132 SATA support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ [*] ATA SFF support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ *** Serial ATA drivers *** ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ < > Initio 162x SATA support ¦ ¦
> ¦ ¦ < > Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support ¦ ¦

As noted, it's both PATA and SATA. People searching for PATA-only PIIX
support may have trouble locating it under SATA.

Why not remove ATA SFF support visual option (or leave it for optional
off-tree drivers only, if it makes sense) and SELECT it when any
driver using it is selected? I'm not sure that users know they need
SFF, or what's that.

I think I would also ask for PATA and for SATA first:

[*] PATA support
[*] SATA support
... PATA drivers if "PATA support" is selected
... SATA drivers if "SATA support" is selected
... PIIX is PATA and/or SATA support is selected

I guess all PATA and/or SATA drivers in a single sorted list (so PIIX
doesn't break ordering).
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Krzysztof Halasa
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