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SubjectRe: ide.2.4.1-p3.01112001.patch
On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> >
> > I told you that I have the new code that is scheduled for 2.5 certified on
> > analizers to be technically correct as it relates to the "state diagrams"
> > in the standard.
> "Technically correct" and "state diagrams as in the standard" mean less
> that nothing to me.
> They have very little to do with the concept of "working", which is all I
> really personally care about.


You can do a bit level tracking of data and verify that what went down you
get it back across the entire disk. This can be done in a random-pattern
that does not over-write (obvious) or from head->tail or tail->head.

It works perfectly and exactly as it is defined to work by the rules.
Getting the rules correct == 'the concept of "working"'.

However that model of IO is not complete yet. :-((


Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development

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