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SubjectRe: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?
On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Is the hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata option actually in use?
> > When is it needed?
>
> Certain M68K machines
>
> > The current implementation can cause data corruptions on SMP with PIO
> > transfers:
> >
> > Is it possible to remove the option entirely, or should it be fixed?
>
> Show me an SMP Atari ST 8)

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.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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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