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SubjectRe: Hangs in 2.4.19 and 2.4.20-pre5 (IDE-related?)

Vojtech,

Ball is in your court, DO IT!
Lets see what you got and how we can debloat the driver more.

Looking to put the past behind, will you help?

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group


On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> > Well if atapci is that complete then I see no reason to keep proc about.
> > So if it needs to go we delete it.
>
> I think you can drop the chipset specific /proc code. It'll simplify the
> drivers a lot as well as making them smaller.
>
> On the other hand, I'd suggest that some generic /proc code is put in
> place instead of the chipset-specific one - the values that cannot be
> read from PCI config registers, like:
>
> The PIO/MMIO/(U)DMA mode (and transfer rate) the IDE driver is operating
> the in. The bus speed the driver thinks is running at. Whether the IDE
> driver has detected a 80 or 40 wire cable. Etc, etc. This would be very
> useful, can be done by a single common routine, and most users actually
> don't need the exact timings.

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