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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Tejun Heo wrote:
> 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 ? 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?

Yes, but after 2.6.18.

> 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.

Its actively maintained in the 'sii-m15w' branch of libata-dev.git.

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

Hotplug is reasonable for 2.6.18, but after that its getting a bit much.
We need to have some reasonable testing points in the midst of all
this development :) I'm happy to maintain an upstream-2.6.19 branch for
such things, though. I use tiered branches anyway.


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