Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/09/1999 13:27:08
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999 22:19:36 +0100 
 Ignatios Souvatzis <> wrote:

 > for the Amiga, there are a couple of nearly-IDE interfaces, that don't contain
 > the 0x3f6 register (interupt enable, soft reset on write; alternate status
 > on read). 
 > Whould it work to leave out the hard part of the probing, and replace them 
 > by something more soft, like, issue ATA identify and ATAPI identify commands
 > to both units and see what answers?

How about a flag in the channel softc?  The front-end can fill it in,
and the core layer can pay attention to it...  WDC_NO_SOFT_RESET?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>