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

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 17:34:57 -0500, Milan Kupcevic wrote:

> 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

This is not true, AFAICT.  No architecture has CONFIG_PATA_WINBOND set.
Both powerpc and armel/iop32x have CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SL82C105=m.

> 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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