Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/16/1999 07:47:02
On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 08:15:10PM -0800, Michael Graff wrote:
> (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
> out?


What I was suggesting is to find alternate probing frontends that don't use
this, _for IDE_. I can imagine that something similar, but not same, might
be needed for pre-IDE disks, but I wouldn't know.