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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.19-pre5


Andre?

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> Hi Marcelo,
>
> Configure.help contains the help text below that sounds more like a
> comment to a patch than a helpful help message for a user of a stable
> kernel:
>
> +CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO
> + This is the "Jewel" of the patch. It will go away and become the new
> + driver core. Since all the chipsets/host side hardware deal w/ their
> + exceptions in "their local code" currently, adoption of a
> + standardized data-transport is the only logical solution.
> + Additionally we packetize the requests and gain rapid performance and
> + a reduction in system latency. Additionally by using a memory struct
> + for the commands we can redirect to a MMIO host hardware in the next
> + generation of controllers, specifically second generation Ultra133
> + and Serial ATA.
> +
> + Since this is a major transition, it was deemed necessary to make the
> + driver paths buildable in separtate models. Therefore if using this
> + option fails for your arch then we need to address the needs for that
> + arch.
> +
> + If you want to test this functionality, say Y here.
>
> Could anyone provide a more useful help text?
>
> TIA
> Adrian
>
>


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