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SubjectRe: Need IDE Taskfile Access

Do not worry Garet, I will reimplement it later in 2.5.
I need some free time to do it, (maybe next month?).

On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:

>
> Garet,
>
> You are wasting electons, the interface is gone and the API to the
> transport is wrecked. I will need to compose a loadable module to renable
> the support. Clearly 2.5/2.6 is not friendly with the needs of the
> industry and it will never be at this rate.

Will be...

>
> In the end, I will end up writing a closed ATA binary driver for sale as a
> replacement. I have had several requests to consider the option. As much
> as I do not like the idea, it is less offensive than the current
> direction.

Ugh, please dont...

>
> Andre Hedrick
> LAD Storage Consulting Group
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Garet Cammer wrote:
>
> > For some time now we have been writing user applications that send ATAPI commands to the IDE bus to initialize and configure our hardware RAID 1 controllers. This has been working well, thanks to Andre's patch that gave us taskfile access through the ioctl API. We were counting on it to be a permanent part of the 2.5/2.6 kernel, since there is a lot of hardware in the field using these apps.
> > Imagine our surprise when we discovered that taskfile access was being abandoned completely!
> > Although we understand that the kernel may need to filter some commands, why can't applications access at least the Smart commands? Help!
> > Regards,
> > Garet Cammer
> > Software Development
> > Arco Computer Products
> > (954) 925-2688
> >
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