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SubjectRe: Hard drive detection
On 12-05-05 12:00 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
> 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?

That's how I do it here. So, yes.



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