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SubjectRe: Wish list for kernel 2.3
On Mon, 17 May 1999, Kurt Garloff wrote:

> On Sun, May 16, 1999 at 11:47:21PM -0500, Andre M. Hedrick wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 May 1999, Adam Sulmicki wrote:
> >
> > > And that brings me to interesting question. Would that be technically
> > > possible to implement IP-over-EIDE ? I figure many cheap-but-good motherboards
> > > come with inbuild EIDE controller, but no Ethernet. Would I want make
> > > clustering, it would be quite easy to connect those motherboards via
> > > EIDE cables.
> >
> > We can not even throttle up and down nicely any drive-adapter combination
> > to date with the latest changes. You might be able to pull of this one
> > with identical mainboards that are from the same lot, but any ideas of
> > mixing between chipsets.........I won't go there......my head is reeling
> > in pain already from this thought.
>
> For SCSI, it will be hard enough. But SCSI's design is for general purpose,
> so it's possible without going crazy. Only the creators of SCSI chips didn't
> expect to be in target mode ...
>
> And one more point: EIDE is max. 45cm in length, which does hardly allow a
> reasonable cabling.

Thanks for making a better point of why not.............
Andre Hedrick
The Linux IDE guy


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