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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.6-pre2 IDE cleanup 16
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> I intend to kill the largely overdesigned taskfile stuff. It's broken
> by design to provide this micro level of device access to *anybody*.
> Operating systems should try to present the functionality of devices
> in a convenient way to the user and not just mapp it directly to
> user space.

Martin - please go and use a macintosh for 8 weeks then come back. The
unix philosophy is make the simple things easy make the complex possible.
Without that low level IDE access you might as well stop hacking on the IDE
code because eventually nobody will be able to use your IDE code anyway
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