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    SubjectRe: [patch] My AMD IDE driver, v2.7
    On Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 07:58:32PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > If we can really do what sg.c does now, while at the _same_ time also have
    > a "ide-generic" module that uses the exact same infrastructure, then I
    > think I'm happy. Yes, the filtering is bus-specific (because the commands
    > are bus-specific), but the general approach is common.
    > Does anybody find any real downsides to this approach or basically trying
    > to abstract sg.c "upwards" a bit?

    Essentially, if I understand what you are saying, you are
    looking for a uniform low-level mass-storage layer that does all
    the normal low-level drive access stuff. Presumably, if done
    correctly, this would act as a bus-abstracting foundation upon
    which the block layer could be built...


    Erik B. Andersen
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