Subject: Re: question about dkdriver
To: Abhijit Dinkar <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/03/2001 21:40:30
On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 03:42:05PM -0800, Abhijit Dinkar wrote:
> i noticed that struct dkdriver contains just the pointer to the
> driver strategy. it appears from the code that this struct will
> eventually contain pointers to the driver open, close, etc.,
> making the dkdriver similar to bdevsw entry. 
> is this transition expected to happen by 1.6?

I didn't hear of any projects about this.

> is this needed by
> the ATA-4 support?

dkdriver is used for all disk drivers, not only IDE. And we already support
ATA4 (and even ATA5 I believe)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.