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SubjectRe: Hangs in 2.4.19 and 2.4.20-pre5 (IDE-related?)
On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 11:31:39PM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
>
> 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?

Sure.

> 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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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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