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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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