Subject: Re: CompactFLASH support?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Brian Buhrow <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/30/1998 10:11:02
	Am I missing something or is the answer to the question of  support
burried in the original mail?  If the card looks to the system like an IDE
disk and since NetBSD now supports IDE controllers directly on PCI busses,
won't it just attach to the system as another wdc->wd set?  Or is the
pcmcia/cardbus stuff not capable of supporting IDE controllers yet?

On Jun 30, 12:15pm, Jukka Marin wrote:
} Subject: Re: CompactFLASH support?
} On Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 11:00:30AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
} > > I am involved in a project which uses CompactFLASH memory cards.  These
} > > How hard would it be to add support for these cards in NetBSD?
} > 
} > I don't know, but don't the sharks have such things? 
} > (see or something)
} That connector looks more like a PCMCIA connector to me.  There are at least
} two types of PCMCIA FLASH cards: plain memory cards (which look just like a
} big FLASH ROM chip to the host) and IDE compatible cards (which have an
} internal controller chip that looks like a regular IDE disk to the host).
} AFAIK, Compact FLASH cards are all IDE type cards.
} > Would be cool to have some support for these beasts... :)
} Yeah.. especially with laptops / single board PC's..
}   -jm
>-- End of excerpt from Jukka Marin