Subject: Re: ccd on ide drives
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/1996 14:41:55
>Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 20:53:37 -0800
>From: "Michael L. VanLoon --" <>

>But, IDE still uses programmed-I/O (busy loops), tying up the
>processor for all I/O (unless there have been enhancements for
>EIDE/ATAPI that I don't know about).

The EIDE spec has optional DMA support.  I don't know how many
drives & controllers, if any, support it.
Mike Long <> 
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