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    SubjectRe: Merging libata PATA support into the base kernel
    Mark Lord wrote:
    > This will also allow time for things like "udev" to perhaps think about
    > an option to someday provide /dev/hd* symlinks for PATA devices when
    > libata is used instead of IDE (?). That might be a possible migration
    > path in the far future.

    Unfortunately a symlink won't work because of compatibility issues.
    /dev/hd supports more partitions, and a different set of ioctls.


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