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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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