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Re: [PATCH] New IDE/block driver for OCTEON SOC Compact Flash interface.

To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New IDE/block driver for OCTEON SOC Compact Flash interface.
From: Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:04:31 +0300
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Hello.

Alan Cox wrote:

OTOH, CF support via self-contained driver is certainly a waste of code since IDE core and (libata) are here to drive the CF devices as well. What we need is a "normal" IDE or libata (at your option) driver.

A libata driver would be nice and probably easiest to do as you don't
have to pretend to be close to old style taskfile IDE for a PC.

  AFAIU you don't need to pretend that with IDE as well now.

I am not convinced there is no case for a 'dumb' small CF driver, but if
so the chipset code and the core code need to be separated as the other
requests I see for this are different embedded boxes wanting to keep
codesize down.

 Yeah, that might be worth considering...

Alan

WBR, Sergei



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