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SubjectRe: another IDE cleanup: kill duplicated code
On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 09:50:39PM -0800, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> 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.

Maybe we're talking all about the same thing, can you consider that
possibility?

> Ever heard of SAS or FPDMA ?

No, sorry, and I checked Google and Google has neither. Perhaps they
don't exist (yet)?

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

I don't see any SAS or FPDMA in the kernel. Thus I'm screwing only with
stuff I 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!
> >
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> > Vojtech Pavlik
> > SuSE Labs
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> Andre Hedrick
> Linux Disk Certification Project Linux ATA Development
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