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Re: [PATCH 4/6] TXx9: Add TX4939 SoC support

To: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] TXx9: Add TX4939 SoC support
From: Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 01:31:47 +0400
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Hello.

Atsushi Nemoto wrote:

At last. Cool. I know this SoC has IDE controller. Planning on submitting a driver?

I myself have the source (outdated and needing a big hammer) and even the documentaion AFAIR but lack both the hardware (at least locally accessible) and time.

Yes, but I'm wondering whether it is worth to submit before converting
to ata driver.

Well, IDE is still more embedded friendly (not coupled with SCSI -- unlike libata)...

It seems the drivers/ide in in deep
cleanup/refactoring state.  (linux-next contains 100 patches from
Bartlomiej!)

Do you think a new ide driver will be accepted?

Of course it will. But due to much of refactoring that's been happening it will require some work to move it forward from the older version (I guess you have it as well): IDE drivers should now be pretty close to the libata ones functionally.

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Atsushi Nemoto

MBR, Sergei



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