[lkml]   [2002]   [Feb]   [22]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
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 Garzik | "UNIX enhancements aren't."
Building 1024 | -- says /usr/games/fortune
MandrakeSoft |
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:24    [W:0.124 / U:7.668 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site