Subject: Re: ATA/ATAPI kernel redesign
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 02/25/2002 22:18:13
On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 03:36:13PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 12:21:34PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 07:56:26PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > > >
> > > > IIRC a big problem is detecting slave only configurations.
> > >
> > > These are illegal according to the specification. Who gives a damn
> > > if they work or not?
> > All the people who have them? Regardless of their legality, they happen.
> > And they happen in cases where we can't do much about it.
> Nonsense. All it ever takes to avoid this situation is *one jumper*,
> and usually not even that.
And a correct cable, with all the devices connected to the right
IIRC the master should be at the far end, and one of the signal
wires has to bypass the slave - or something equally ugly!
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org