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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.5.62]: 2/3: Make SCSI low-level drivers also a seperate, complete selectable submenu
On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Thomas Molina wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 02:02:10PM +0100, Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:
> > > > so you can disable all SCSI lowlevel drivers at once.
> > >
> > > Why? just disable CONFIG_SCSI instead of adding an artifical option
> >
> > Isn't that going to disable all of SCSI? I think the intention may be to
> > drop hardware drivers and just use ide-scsi, although I might be
> > misreading the original intent.
> >
> > There are a fair number of tape/CD/DVD devices out there which you might
> > run SCSI. I many cases will run SCSI or not at all.
> I thought the intent was to make it unnecessary to run ide-scsi at all.

I don't think it matters, the idea is to avoid all the low-level SCSI
menus in one place, without disabling the ability to handle ATAPI devices.
Using the ide-scsi or not still uses SCSI drivers AFAIK.

> There was talk about it awhile back on the list. I've been burning CDs
> using ide cdrom support for several kernel revisions now.

Have you checked/used them? I kind of wrote that off after a while, I
don't need more coasters :-( At the time I deferred testing the score was
CD: read okay burn failed, ide-floppy (ZIP in my case): ng, and tape: not
even visible. That was back around 2.5.52 or so, since ide-scsi seems to
work I haven't been motivated to care.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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