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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/12] ide: add ide-4drives host driver
    On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 17:39:11 +0100 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

    > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_4DRIVES deserves its own host driver:
    >
    > * Add drivers/ide/legacy/ide-4drives.c and move "4drives" support there.
    >
    > * Add ide-4drives.o in the link order after all other legacy host
    > drivers enabled by "ide0=" options (they all are mutually exclusive).
    >
    > * Make ide-4drives host driver probe itself for IDE devices instead of
    > indirectly depending on ide_generic host driver.
    >
    > * Add "probe" module parameter to ide-4drives and update documentation.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
    > ---
    > Documentation/ide.txt | 5 ++--
    > drivers/ide/Kconfig | 4 +--
    > drivers/ide/ide.c | 15 ++----------
    > drivers/ide/legacy/Makefile | 1
    > drivers/ide/legacy/ide-4drives.c | 46 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    > 5 files changed, 55 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)
    >
    > Index: b/Documentation/ide.txt
    > ===================================================================
    > --- a/Documentation/ide.txt
    > +++ b/Documentation/ide.txt
    > @@ -242,8 +242,6 @@ Summary of ide driver parameters for ker
    > both the respective primary and secondary channel
    > to take effect.
    >
    > - "idex=four" : four drives on idex and ide(x^1) share same ports
    > -
    > "idex=reset" : reset interface after probe
    >
    > "idex=ata66" : informs the interface that it has an 80c cable
    > @@ -276,6 +274,9 @@ Also for legacy CMD640 host driver (cmd6
    > kernel paremeter to enable probing for VLB version of the chipset (PCI ones
    > are detected automatically).
    >
    > +You also need to use "probe" kernel paramater for ide-4drives driver

    parameter

    > +(support for IDE generic chipset with four drives on one port).
    > +

    ---
    ~Randy


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