Re: libata in 2.4.24?

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 17:01:58 EST

Greg Stark wrote:
Is there any documentation about what libata is and what it does differently
from the stock kernel? Why is it being developed separately instead of as a

Nothing "different" from the stock kernel; this is how all drivers are developed. libata is the Serial ATA driver for Linux. Some chipsets -- ICH5 and VIA SATA notably -- look so much like PATA that it's easy to let the existing drivers/ide driver use them. You won't get SATA hotplug or similar SATA-only features, but as long as you can access your SATA hard drive, who cares? :)

libata is in the "stock" 2.6 kernel, FWIW, too.


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