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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 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.

I have been maintaining my own. :) BTW, with 2.6.16, m15_cxt has to
move from qc->private_data to ap->private_data.

>> 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.

Good enough for me. I want to see hotplug in 2.6.18 but link/PM stuff
can definitely wait for 2.6.19.

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