Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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