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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.5-pre1 IDE cleanup 9
    On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Greg KH wrote:

    > On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 12:09:47PM -0800, Andre Hedrick wrote:
    > >
    > > Does INT13/INT19 Bios call mean anything?
    >
    > To me, no. I do not know anything about IDE. :)
    >
    > I thought we were talking about SCSI PCI drivers here.

    Under x86 SCSI is hooked w/ INT13/INT19 calls, that is how you can boot a
    SCSI "Direct-Access", that is why I moved away from ATA and was hoping it
    would be "generic storage"

    > > The problem is how do you deal with multiple HOSTs given there drivers are
    > > not (have not checked lately) capable of discrete HOST addition and
    > > removal.
    > >
    > > SCSI/ATA share the same problem IIRC, the host/chipset drivers load all
    > > the device hosts who match that driver code.
    > >
    > > What am I missing?
    >
    > Nothing. It is the same problem for IDE PCI drivers. In order for PCI
    > Hotplug to work on these devices, they have to implement the 2.4 pci
    > interface. If they do that, they work with PCI hotplug systems. If
    > they do not, they don't.

    Okay, but where is a card that is capable, and cardbus is not the same
    issue.

    Cheers,

    Andre Hedrick
    Linux Disk Certification Project Linux ATA Development

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