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SubjectRe: Reworked CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO help text
On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Thomas Zimmerman wrote:

> On 04-Apr 09:50, 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?
>
> Maybe this is better?
>
> CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO
> This option enables a new standardized data-transport driver. It replaces
> code currently in each chipset/host driver. This should help reduce
> bugs and allow better data protection. This new code also packetizes
> requests to enable rapid performance and reduce system latency. It also uses
> structures so MMIO hardware can be used in second generation Ultra133 and
> Serial ATA chipsets.
>
> Since this a a major reworking of current code, this will live along side
> current drivers for now. If this doesn't work on your arch yell.
>
> If you want to test this new driver (and have backups), say Y here.

Actually, truth be known ... when I finish the transport layer you will
have a clean error recovery path in the driver. More details soon, but do
not enable until you have ide-taskfile v0.31 or higher.

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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