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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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