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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] pata: Update experimental tags
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On Thursday 19 November 2009 22:38:39 Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On 11/18/2009 02:56 PM, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > On Wednesday 18 November 2009 20:07:07 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 18 November 2009 19:41:25 Alan Cox wrote:
> >>>> Maybe they are 'stable' but when it comes to features they are behind hpt366
> >>>> (i.e. they lack PCI PM), which is also much cleaner than your drivers, easier
> >>>> to understand and much smaller..
> >>>
> >>> 37x and 3xn lack PCI PM. Added to the TODO list.
> >>>
> >>> The smaller size is a bit questionable given its mostly comments, and
> >>> three drivers versus one.
> >>
> >> I wonder what you find 'questionable' in the numbers given..
> >
> > BTW we can immediately reclaim 300 LOC by simply merging drivers back..
>
> Merging drivers is a big pain for distributions and end users, even with
> the new module_alias facility.

Could please explain in more detail 'a big pain' part?

> Absent stronger justification, libata remains with separate drivers,
> even if that means some code duplication.

I can always hold my own tree with such changes if needed.

--
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz


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