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SubjectRe: Device Driver
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.10.10010152230340.5923-100000@master.linux-ide.org>
By author: Andre Hedrick <andre@linux-ide.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> 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.

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