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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.5.22] simple ide-tape.c and ide-floppy.c cleanup
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> To be honest - why keep ide-[cd,floppy,tape] when they can be almost
> completely replaced with ide-scsi?

James Bottomley was going to take care of this, so I did not
even bother with ide-tape cleanups in 2.5. Good riddance for
that crap.

Note though, ide-tape is not anywhere near semantically
to the ide-scsi+st, because of its "sophisticated" (e.g. utterly
broken) internal pipeline. It does a lot of work underneath
the /dev boundary. Apparently, the author had a bad case of streaming
stoppages on his 386, so instead of fixing the root cause he
wrote the monster we have today. Getting rid of ide-tape may
cause problems on 386's. But then again, perhaps not.

-- Pete
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