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SubjectRe: [PROPOSED] ata: Report 16/32bit PIO as best we can
Alan Cox wrote:
>> But.. these do look rather suspiciously like sysfs attrs to me.
> I'd rather any future sysfs interface actually exposed something more
> meaningful. This is a legacy fixup 8)
>> We didn't have a sysfs in the IDE days (so Gadi added the klunky
>> procfs "settings" thing for there), but we do now.
>> I'm happy to update hdparm to check sysfs if that's where this
>> ends up, or to do almost nothing for it if we stick with the ioctls.
> I'm not sure sysfs helps much anyway - you have to open the device file
> and keep it open while accessing the sysfs nodes anyway (something huge
> numbers of apps hopelessly fail to do so)

FWIW... here is the sysfs work I referred to (in a message sent several
days ago in this thread)...


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