Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/16/1999 00:49:57
> move is technically sound but I think we need to be careful we don't
> strand people with old hardware with no way out.  Some 486 boards have
> PCI slots so there is some chance that people will want a later kernel
> to get some driver but be wedged because their HD does not work.  It

Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but why is this such a fundamental
change that we can't support both old and new paradigms in the same driver?
Use config file options or something, so instead of being stranded, people
can just install the LEGACY kernel rather than GENERIC.

Todd Whitesel
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