Re: Merging libata PATA support into the base kernel

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 02:11:36 EST

Mark Lord wrote:
This will also allow time for things like "udev" to perhaps think about
an option to someday provide /dev/hd* symlinks for PATA devices when
libata is used instead of IDE (?). That might be a possible migration
path in the far future.

Unfortunately a symlink won't work because of compatibility issues. /dev/hd supports more partitions, and a different set of ioctls.


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