Re: [PATCH] speed up SATA

From: Stefan Smietanowski
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 16:18:04 EST

Hi Jeff.

SATA ATAPI looks and works just like PATA ATAPI, with one notable exception: S/ATAPI will include "asynchronous notification", a feature that allows you to eliminate the polling of the cdrom driver that normally occurs.

You can use ATAPI on SATA today, using a PATA->SATA bridge. In fact that's the only way I can test SATA ATAPI at all, right now.

I hope somebody sends me one of these Plextor devices for testing ;-)

Would that mean that one uses the same (sub)drivers as normal SCSI
devices do ?

sd/sg/etc ...

// Stefan
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