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SubjectRe: Hard drive detection
On Fri, 04 May 2012 22:51:11 -0400
Mark Lord <kernel@teksavvy.com> wrote:

> On 12-05-04 07:30 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
> ..
> > Thanks Mark. That's exactly what I was looking for. And are both
> > PATA and SATA internal drives both located in drivers/ata?
> ..
>
> Yes.
> But historically, PATA drives were handled by the original IDE drivers
> that I worked on in the mid-1990s. That code is in linux/drivers/ide,
> but we're trying hard to phase it out. The code in linux/drivers/ata
> (aka. "libata") handles nearly all of the same PATA stuff and more.
>

Yeah I remember reading something a while back about all the
IDE/PATA support being migrated to the SATA sets and phasing out the
legacy IDE stuff.

So technically, the old IDE sets could be removed with no negative
effect on a modern system? Correct?


Regards

Chris Jones



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