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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] IDE clean 12 3rd attempt
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 09:02:33PM +0100, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> >
> > it was about the i386 architecture, not just 80386 cpus. And yes 2.4 still
> > runs on those; you'be surprised how many
> > embedded systems run 80386 equivalents...
>
> Interresting. But do they still incorporate ST509 and other
> archaic controllers? Or do they have broken BIOS-es which don't
> setup the geometry information properly? I don't think so.

You bet that embedded systems use controllers that emulate archaic ones.
Oh and bios.... well......

> Well now I'm quite convinced. We can point those people to the legacy
> single host driver anyway... And then the tradeoff goes just in favour
> of supporting more and more common new hardware - it will just make
> more people happy than it will make people loose :-).

If you drop hardware support for no good reason.... you scare me. you
really do. Now dropping hardware support (or moving support
elsewhere) isn't always avoidable, but I'd think you need a pretty
good reason to do so.
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