Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Anton Altaparmakov (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 10:08:20 EST

At 14:15 07/05/02, Martin Dalecki wrote:
>Uz.ytkownik Padraig Brady napisa?:
>>Am I going to have to parse hdparm output?
>> geometry = 2434/255/63, sectors = 39102336, start = 0
>>Am I going to need hdparm on my embedded system?
>Yes. Or just fsck hardcode the defaults.

This is stupid! And if that isn't obvious to you, you should think a bit
more carefully...

Linux's power is exactly that it can be used on anything from a wristwatch
to a huge server and that it is flexible about everything. You are breaking
this flexibility for no apparent reason. (I don't accept "I can't cope with
this so I remove it." as a reason, sorry).

As the new IDE maintainer so far we have only seen you removing one feature
after the other in the name of cleanup, without adequate or even any at
all(!) replacements, renaming all functions to hell and back, and breaking
the ide core here there and everywhere. All critical bug fixes seem to have
been contributed by other people looking at your code which doesn't inspire
a lot of confidence in you... Even Alan Cox said a while ago that you have
his vote of no confidence (probably slightly rephrased here) because of
changes you were introducing and I tend to trust bearded kernel hackers
from Whales. (-;

Aren't you noticing that something is wrong here???

Best regards,


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