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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> After much development and review, I merged a massive pile of libata
> patches from Tejun Heo and Albert Lee. This update contains the
> following major libata
>
> CHANGES:
> * Rewritten error handling. This is a major piece of work, even
> though it will be rarely seen. The new libata EH provides the
> foundation for not only improved error handling, but also new features
> such as device hotplug or command queueing. (Tejun Heo)
>
> * PIO-based I/O is now IRQ-driven by default, rather than polled
> in a kernel thread. The polling path will continue to exist for
> controllers that need it, and other special cases. (Albert Lee)
>
> * Core support for command queueing (Jens Axboe, Tejun Heo)
>
> * Support for NCQ-style command queueing (Jens Axboe, Tejun Heo)
>
> * Increase max-sectors dramatically, for LBA48 devices (Tejun Heo?)
>
> * Other minor changes, from myself and others.

How about PATA? Specifically intel's IDE chip. I have a machine that I can
blow the hard drive away if I want to.

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