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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.5-pre1 IDE cleanup 9
On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 09:39:20PM +0100, G?rard Roudier wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> > Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 02:16:39PM +0000, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > >
> > > > > I think it'd be even better if the chipset drivers did the probing
> > > > > themselves, and once they find the IDE device, they can register it with
> > > > > the IDE core. Same as all the other subsystem do this.
> > > >
> > > > Please send me your scsi subsystem then ;)
> > >
> > > I must agree that SCSI controllers aren't doing their probing in a
> > > uniform and clean way even on PCI, but at least they do the probing
> > > themselves and don't have the mid-layer SCSI code do it for them like
> > > IDE.
> >
> > 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.

I think we're talking about PCI probing all the time ONLY.

> 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.
> Gérard.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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