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SubjectRe: Device Driver
On 15 Oct 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> > Nobody asked but, HDD solid state devices that could be used for booting
> > would require the linking or inclusion of of non-open binaries that must
> > be executed once the release of INT13/INT19 are completed from the bios
> > bootstrapping. We are looking at something that has to be kick started
> > long before execve("/sbin/init"...);system("/sbin/init"); could be
> > considered.
> >
> > Regardless if this is ATA/SCSI.....
> >
> I don't understand why you say this... CompactFlash, for example, is a
> solid-state HDD device, and it speaks ATA just as well as any disk.
> No special binaries required.

This is my point. SSD/HDD's require a firmware load to make them
become whatever, in this case storage thingy's.

If it was going to be a storage solution, why create something that does
not conform to T10/T13 rules. But then we have the beloved MTD's.


Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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