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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2 resend] libata-sff: avoid byte swapping in ata_sff_data_xfer()
Hello, I wrote:

> Handling of the trailing byte in ata_sff_data_xfer() is suboptimal bacause:
> - it always initializes the padding buffer to 0 which is not really needed in
> both the read and write cases;
> - it has to use memcpy() to transfer a single byte from/to the padding buffer;
> - it uses io{read|write}16() accessors which swap bytes on the big endian CPUs
> and so have to additionally convert the data from/to the little endian format
> instead of using io{read|write}16_rep() accessors which are not supposed to
> change the byte ordering.
> Signed-off-by: Sergei Shtylyov <>

Jeff, have you forgotten about this one?

MBR, Sergei

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