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SubjectRe: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?
On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > For 2.5 would it perhaps be cleaner if we had a bswapping loop device. Sort
> > > of very bad crypto mode ?
> >
> > Don't mention crypto, or Atari will come after us with the DMCA sword, claiming
> > they deliberately implemented access control? ;-)
> Caution - I recall that on some m68k boxes we had to further byteswap
> specific parts of the identify data or they wouldn't make sense. The IDE
> driver will still have to be aware of these exceptions. I can't recall the
> particulars anymore - Geert?

That's the drive identification. It indeed shouldn't be swapped once again when
accessing a `non-native' IDE disk.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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