Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 12/15/1999 20:15:10
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brett Lymn) writes:
> If you want/expect to support ESDI/ST506 drives then you cannot use
> the alternate status register because they just don't have it. Of
> course these days I don't know if many people are interested in those
> drives considering the size/capacity of the things but I bet there are
> some out there....
Didn't st506 and ESDI start to die around the time the 386 was coming
Personally, I say drop support for st506/esdi. If someone wants to
run NetBSD on such an old beast, let them stick to the last release
that supported that hardware.
I honestly doubt there are many living, breathing, in-use machines
with st506 as the interface.