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SubjectRe: another IDE cleanup: kill duplicated code

Just maybe if the LOT of you would back off you may see

Uniform Storage Driver.

Just catch a clue for two seconds and see that I have packetized the
ATA-Command Block IO. Since you have not a clue of why it was done,
please continue with your hair brained ideas.

Ever heard of SAS or FPDMA ?

Don't screw with what you do not know about.


On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 04:23:03PM +0100, Martin Dalecki wrote:
>
> > Anyway, you apparently still missed to kill:
> >
> > int *bs, max_ra; in ide-probe.c
> >
> > as well as: xpram_rahead and friends in s390 code
> >
> > The attached patch is fixing this.
>
> Thanks.
>
> > BTW.> Since there is no longer any difference about the request head
> > handling between IDE and SCSI, what about the idea of moving the whole
> > ide interface stuff under the umbrella of SCSI host adapter? This
> > would be a true cleanup and make the whole ide-scsi and ide-atapi mess
> > go away. IDE is moving fast toward SCSI on the logical level anyway
> > and it would make the hwif macro/lookup crap in the ide code go
> > magically way! At least this generic device handler search stuff
> > should be merged between them (I'm trully tempted to give it a shoot
> > this afternoon.) The only thing it could result in, which would maybe
> > surprise some would be the fact that the major of his root device
> > could just go suddenly away... But hey! What's the heck - we are in
> > odd kernel series anyway ;-).
>
> This is an idea I'm toying with for quite a long time already. And I
> think this is a good idea as well. I have no more time to spend coding
> today, so if you have the afternoon, but I'll definitely find some to
> read the diff if you do this change!
>
> --
> Vojtech Pavlik
> SuSE Labs
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