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    SubjectRe: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies
    On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Wakko Warner wrote:

    > > > The way you say that makes me think that it does support at some other
    > > > level... hot swap controller? Doesn't match MY hardware. Hot swap
    > >
    > > Controller level hotswap works mostly (think about pcmcia ide for example)
    >
    > Just to throw this out there. Is it possible to make the ide subsystem look
    > like a scsi controller ? that way the scsi layer could insert/remove
    > devices. say: ide0/1 = scsi0 (assuming no other scsi controllers) and hda =
    > scsi0 channel0 id0 lun0 and hdc = scsi0 channel1 id0 lun0 ...
    >
    > Personally, if it's doable, i'd like it.

    Hardware is different.
    You can paint a goose yellow and call it a duck, but it is still a goose.
    The electrical/electronic interface will kill you!

    Cheers,

    Andre Hedrick
    LAD Storage Consulting Group

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