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SubjectRe: Proposal: driver initialization pipelining
On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Some of the initialization can definitely be done in parallel, but there
> are all sorts of special cases, like devices which turn off interrupts
> during init (IDE), and other fun tricks... Some of the delays during
> init are timing sensitive, where you don't want to have to wait for the
> tasklet to be called for completion.

Jeff,

I will be happy to break the IRQ code for a demo for Felix.
But do backup your data first, because it will not be there when you boot
again!

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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