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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Tomasz Torcz wrote:
>> On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 01:00:06PM -0400, 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
>>
>> Any plans to merge http://home-tj.org/wiki/index.php/Sil_m15w ? Or
>> maybe it's merged already?
>> Seagate firmware update seems to be available only for OEMs, so this
>> quirk is pretty helpful for end users.
>
> Its a question of staging. This still lives in the 'sii-m15w' branch of
> libata-dev.git, but if we throw too many _classes_ of changes into the
> same big lump, then it becomes much more difficult to discern which
> changes caused which failures.
>
> Since sata_sil has seen several changes, and since the sii-m15w problems
> are so difficult to diagnose properly, its easier to separate that out.

Are you planning on merging sil_m15w workaround?

FYI, from the first time it was submitted (last summer) till 2.6.16, it
took very little effort to maintain it. The current big update would
necessitate some changes to it but I don't think it will be too much
work. My experience says m15w doesn't add too much maintenance overhead.

Also, what's the merge plan for hotplug/PM? Together into 2.6.18? Or
are we looking further down?

--
tejun
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