Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/16/1999 22:11:18
According to David Brownlee:
>	We already have a 'pciide' vs 'wdc' attachment.
>	Why not have 'pciide', 'ide', and 'wdc' attachments, allowing the
>	'ide' driver to keep up with the latest IDE standards and keeping
>	all the ESDI/MFM legacy code separate. The 'ide' driver can probe
>	and attach first. If it fails, the 'wdc' driver could try.

Sounds like a workable solution to me but, then again, I am not the
one doing the ide driver work :-)

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia