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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> Similarly, I don't think we should have a quantum.c to talk to Quantum
> drives. Talking to quantum drives is similar enough to talking to
> maxtor drives that one driver should be able to handle it.

Unless you are asking about uniqueness in feature design.

> So, it's all a question of degree.
>
> I think that we need to share more code in the serial driver. Have a
> clean interface that reduces most serial drivers by 2000 lines-of-code
> or so. Are we at 1 bug per 600 LOC yet? That's three less bugs.
>
> I agree, maybe we should rethink the IDE driver. But NCR53c875 and

Yes/No just allow for correctness to data-phase and setups to allow
command completion by default and allow ways to handle exceptions if it is
known how to, also provide the needed override-jerk code for people with
root-hang-overs.

> SYM53C895 are close enough to be handled by one driver. So it's a
> matter of degree.

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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