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Re: [PATCH] make PIIX4 ide driver available for MIPS

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make PIIX4 ide driver available for MIPS
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:46:02 +0200
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020724164114.27732D-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 04:43:39PM +0200
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On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 04:43:39PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > Malta uses this chip.  The native driver does provide significant gain in 
> > performance.  See attached bonnie++ test results.
> 
>  It's actually weird there are any CPU conditionals there at all.  The
> PIIX4 is a generic PCI-ISA bridge after all, so it can be used on any
> system equipped with a PCI bus.  DEC Alpha systems used to use Intel's
> bridges for EISA and ISA busses as well.

I bet it's historical reasons and the whole architecture conditional
plain should go away ...

  Ralf


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