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SubjectRe: VIA, 32bit PIO and 2.5.x kernel
Alan Cox wrote:
>>>The global "wheee I'm a poor and can't afford 32 bit IO" option will remain
>>>there of course.
>>>So we have no issue here. OK?
> What if the user doesn't know the precise innards of their hardware. IDE
> more than anything else has to automagically do the right thing. Given the
> size of the PIO transfer loop and the way for some boards its weirdly
> dependant on hardware magic and wonder is there any reason for not just
> making the host controller provide the function or reference an ide library
> function for "sane" hardware ?

Alan - that's not the issue here.

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