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SubjectRe: [patch] I-Opener fix (again)

Basically if the setting of

* "hdx=flash" : allows for more than one ata_flash disk to be
* registered. In most cases, only one device
* will be present.

fails then I will look into this but, the breaking of laptops that have
CFA devices that do not come on channels in a pair canb not happen.
If you have a vender unique setting that will follow always the way
I-Opener's are setup then that is better.


On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 wrote:

> It's been a few months (and a couple of kernel releases) since I mentioned this
> before and it doesn't look like it's made it in, and I haven't seen any more
> comments on it in the list archives, so I'm bringing it up again in case it
> just got forgotten about somewhere along the line..
> As I remember, Andre Hedrick had asked for clarification on my original post,
> and I sent a followup message in response, but now I can't seem to find it
> anywhere in the archives, so I don't know whether it never made it out of my
> mailer or..
> In any case, attached is a patch (against 2.4.0pre11) which fixes the bug which
> causes disk detection issues on I-Opener (and possibly other unusual) hardware.
> The problem is that the code assumes that a flash-disk will always be the
> primary disk on an interface, but on the I-Opener this is not always the case.
> If a traditional disk is primary, and a flashdisk is secondary, the detection
> code (wrongly) disables the primary disk that it had already previously
> detected.
> I would like to see this make it into the official source as it's a very small
> change that fixes some obviously wrong behavior..
> -alex

Andre Hedrick
CTO Timpanogas Research Group
EVP Linux Development, TRG
Linux ATA Development

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