Re: libATA PATA status report, new patch

From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Sun Feb 12 2006 - 13:05:42 EST

On Feb 06, 2006, at 11:46, Alan Cox wrote:
With the exception of HPA and serialize support its now pretty close to a straight replacement for drivers/ide on x86 systems (and boxes using PCI devices only). There is other stuff that wants improving still like error recovery on CRC, but its getting close.

Please remember that functionality equivalence, and much cleaner code doesn't mean less bugs yet, there is a *lot* of testing and hammering on the code needed before it is production ready for switching.

From looking at your status file, I can't tell if you've implemented the PowerMac IDE support yet (Based on your email's mention of x86- only, I'm guessing not). If/when you do get that support done, I'd be more than happy to test it for you on my PPC boxen. Overall this work looks very nice, thanks!

Kyle Moffett

There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
-- C.A.R. Hoare

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