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    SubjectRe: [patch 3/3] pata: "I do not think it means, what you think it means."
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    On Wednesday 05 March 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 02:34:40 +0100
    > Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Wednesday 05 March 2008, akpm@linux-foundation.org wrote:
    > > > From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
    > > >
    > > > When masking mask out the modes that are unsupported not the ones that are
    > > > supported. This makes life happier.
    > > >
    > >
    > > Jeff,
    > >
    > > Could we get this merged ASAP (it was first posted on 26th February)?
    > >
    > > This patch fixes data corruption for libata PATA ServerWorks and HPT drivers.
    > >
    > > [ IDE users are already leaving happy life since they are not affected
    > > (modes masking has always worked correctly in the original drivers)...
    > >
    > > Can we make life happy also for libata PATA users? :) ]
    > >
    >
    > (edited to undo top-posting damage)
    >
    > I didn't know any of that. The changelog might have been kinda fun, but
    > given that it failed to tell us that the patch fixes data-corruption
    > errors, the changelog was excrutiatingly bad.
    >
    > Do we need this fix in 2.6.24.x as well?

    Let me quote Alan's opinion on this:

    "I think that would be wise ;)"

    nothing needs to be added here ;)


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