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SubjectRe: IDE-flash device and hard disk on same controller
Andre Hedrick wrote:
>
> Oh and it is only useful for borken things like LINBIOS and other
> braindead systems like ARM that violate the 31 second rule of POST.
>
31s of POST is uselessly slow. Perhaps it is needed when
the drives _are_ spinning up, but not for the common
case of rebooting to activate a new kernel
(or reset button when the dev-kernel hung.) The disk
is spinning already in those cases, and there should
be no bootup delay.

Helge Hafting
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