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    SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] "iswraid" (ICHxR ataraid sub-driver) for 2.4.29
    On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 10:03:27 -0500, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
    > Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > >>I consider it not a new feature, but a missing feature, since otherwise
    > >>user data cannot be accessed in the RAID setups.
    > >
    > >
    > > the same is true for all new hardware drivers and hardware support
    > > patches. And for new DRM (since new X may need it) and new .. and
    > > new ... where is the line?
    > >
    > > for me a deep maintenance mode is about keeping existing stuff working;
    > > all new hw support and derivative hardware support (such as this) can be
    > > pointed at the new stable series... which has been out for quite some
    > > time now..
    >
    > Red herring.
    >
    > 2.4.x has ICH5/6 support -- but is missing the RAID support component.
    >
    > We are talking about hardware that is ALREADY supported by 2.4.x kernel,
    > not new hardware.
    >
    > We are also talking about inability to access data on hardware supported
    > by 2.4.x, not something that can easily be ignored or papered over with
    > a compatibility mode.

    the same arguments can be used for crypto support etc.,
    answer is - use 2.6.x or add extra patches to get 2.4.x working
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