Kiran Thota wrote:
> I am working on a MIPS-based processor SoC which has a custom CF
> implementation over Local Bus. The CF doesnt support IO mode, interrupts,
> 32-bit support.
> It has limited register support [no interface registers to reset the CF]. I
> am using 2.6.10 from linux-mips. I have already written a PCMCIA/CF socket
> socket for the same.
> The goal is to use the CF cards as memoy devices. Advise me on the path to
> PCMCIA/CF ->CS/DS -> IDE [I found a patch to make IDE work in polled mode]
Could you tell me where you found that patch?
> I am currently using Lexar and Hitachi Compact Flash cards.
CF is a standard, so this shouldn't matter.
> The CIS can be read and when the Linux boots up and I invoke cardmgr
> [v3.2.8], it sees the device as ATA/IDE Fixed Disk [Func = 4 (Fixed Disk) ]
> Is there a way to force it to come up in memory only mode? Please suggest.
I'm using a CF card attached to the PCMCIA interface of an Alchemy Au1100.
Since my board only has a CF slot, I'm not using the whole PCMCIA stack at
all - CONFIG_PCMCIA=no and no cardmgr. All I do is detect the card, parse the
CIS and register the CF card with the IDE/ATA system of the kernel, just like
Alan Cox suggested in the recent thread "ATA devices attached to arbitary
busses". One good reason for me doing so is that I need to mount the root
filesystem from the CF but the PCMCIA stack requires user-space helpers.