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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.5-pre1 IDE cleanup 9
Gérard Roudier wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Only 1-2 SCSI drivers do PCI probing "the right way"... IIRC aic7xxx is
> > one of them.
>
> Could you, please, not mix PCI probing and SCSI probing.
>
> Average user does not care about PCI probing. But it does care on booting
> the expected kernel image and mounting the expected partitions.
> It also doesn't care of code aesthetical issue even with free software
> since average user is not a kernel hacker.

Most SCSI drivers are not using the 2.4 PCI API, which has been
documented and stable for a while now.

This is need for transparented support for cardbus and hotplug PCI, not
some pie-in-the-sky code asthetic. This will become further important
as 2.5.x transitions more and more to Mochel's driver model work, which
will among other things provide a sane power management model.

To tangent, IDE and SCSI hotplug issues are interesting, because a lot
of people forget or mix up the two types of hotplug, board (host)
hotplug and drive hotplug.

Jeff


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