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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] [IDE] Platform IDE driver (was: MMIO IDE driver)
On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:

> Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> > > Wrong list to submit sych stuff, post to linux-ide.
> > Not entirely. The patch (or other patches in the series) would also touch
> > ARM platforms in the mainline, currently using that driver. As I didn't
> Was worth cross-posting to linux-ide anyway to get the IDE experts'
> feedback. ;-)

linux-arm* mailing lists do not allow cross-posting.

> > have a chance to test them due to lack of hardware, I posted on arm, asking
> > if anyone would test those platforms for me.
> ... and they laughed at you? ;-)

No, noone had that hardware either:-) Those who had preferred to forget
about it, I guess.

> > It was largely in accordance with my own opinion, so, I chose to accept
> > it:-)
> It's not clear why you decided to waste time on it then. :-)

Because I myself was in the situation where my local version of the driver
was filling with #ifdef's supporting all possible variations of our
hardware, so, I switched it to platform_driver to clean up that mess. And
then decided to ask if others would consider it useful. Just in case. I
hoped they wouldn't.

> > > > doubt, just wanted to double-check. So, why do we now need a new legacy
> > > > (a/drivers/ide/legacy/ide_platform.c) driver when a "modern" driver
> > > > exists?
> > > Good question (I know the answer but won't tell ;-).
> > You've been very cooperative, thanks.
> In fact, I also highly doubt that we need it. What we'd need is an OF
> driver.

Great, thanks. Now we have to find out why Alan acked it (added to cc).

Guennadi Liakhovetski
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