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    SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: CE Linux Forum - Specification V1.0 draft
    Russell King wrote:
    > On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:30:42PM -0700, Tim Bird wrote:
    >
    >>The non-normative section of this spec. explains where this was
    >>a problem in 2.4, and why it is desirable, from the standpoint of
    >>bootup time reduction, to avoid these busywaits.
    >
    >
    > In this case, it's really a bug that IDE is using a busy wait where it
    > should be using a sleeping wait. It's a bug, plain and simple. To
    > wrap the bug into "a spec" somehow seems wrong to me, especially when
    > it would be far better to report the problem as a bug.
    >
    > Sure, specs make suit-wearing people happy, but that doesn't mean that
    > they're appropriate as a bug reporting method. 8)

    Use libata, which does polling and sleeping ;-)

    Jeff



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