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    SubjectRe: Hard drive detection
    On Fri, 04 May 2012 22:51:11 -0400
    Mark Lord <> 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?


    Chris Jones

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