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SubjectRe: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > IIRC it's used to access non-Atari IDE disks on Atari (which has a byte-swapped
> > IDE interface) and vice-versa.
> >
> > So yes, you can use it on SMP machines, to access disks that were used before
> > on Atari.
>
> For 2.5 would it perhaps be cleaner if we had a bswapping loop device. Sort
> of very bad crypto mode ?

I tried to implement that, but hdx=bswap operates on drives, and loop on
partitions. Do you have another idea? It probably has to wait until the
partition code is further cleaned up.

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Manfred
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