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SubjectRe: drivers/block/paride/pd.c vs. generic IDE code
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In article <200208241032.g7OAWOoS006611@mail.mplayerhq.hu> you write:
>Hi,
>
>I've recently bought an parallel-to-ide interface, and after some kernel
>hacking to get it work i found several problems with the currect (2.4.19)
>paride interface. Actually the files drivers/block/paride/p?.c and pcd.c
>are stripped down ide interface code (duplicate of the generic ide code at
>drivers/ide/*)
>
>As you're on changing/redesigning the IDE code of the 2.5 tree, I would
>consider taking a look at the paride interface and include it into the new
>generic IDE code.
>
>Current problems/limitations of paride code:
>- no support for LBA (>32GB) or big (>128GB) disks
> (i've hacked LBA support into pd.c to get my 40G hdd work - i'll prepare a
> patch when i'm statisfied with testing results)

There appears to be LBA support in 2.5 nowadays - I've backported the
patch (which appears to be working - no guarrentees though!).

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~jdamery/pd.lba.patch

J.
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