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SubjectRe: libsata doesn't like bus without master
Robert Hancock wrote:
> Having a single drive on the channel configured as slave is not really a
> legal configuration.

Sure it is. Not ideal, but "legal" in every respect,
and suprisingly common "in the wild" since the early 1990s.

> (I believe the ATA standards say that it's
> something that a host controller/driver/OS is allowed to support, but it
> is not required to.)

Exactly. Perfectly legal, in other words. If it's not working with libata,
then we need to fix libata.

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