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Re: IDE driver broken in bigendian 2.4.17 kernel

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: IDE driver broken in bigendian 2.4.17 kernel
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:38:48 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020117155914.16712A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> > But all other architectures does it this way, so I'm just trying to follow
> > the trend.
> 
>  It does not mean other architectures are right here.  Possibly they have
> not hit the problem so far.

Yes we have. On m68k we had to redefine insw() and friends as well.

But I agree it's an ugly hack that's been waiting for a clean up since many
years. We had IDE on m68k in 1994... But IIRC André is working on that (among
other things).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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