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Bug#603533: Missing sl82c105 ide module on IBM IntelliStation POWER 275

On 11/16/2010 04:19 PM, Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> Is this hardware PowerPC specific?
> On the driver source i found this on the header:
> "SL82C105/Winbond 553 IDE driver"
> Please advise.

This controller is not PowerPC specific. It can be run by traditional
IDE driver or by modern libata pata driver. PowerPC kernel is compiled
with the traditional IDE driver (sl82c105 module). Other kernel flavors
use modern libata pata driver (pata_sl82c105). These two modules won't
be used together, so a kernel flavor is compiled with either traditional
IDE, or libata driver, but not both.

I'm not quite sure why is PowerPC kernel not compiled with the modern
libpata driver in Squeeze. At some point in the future all traditional
IDE drivers will be purged out, and pata_sl82c105 will appear in the
PowerPC flavor, too.


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