Re: My understanding of the IDE mess, and why it does not make sense to apply the proposed patch
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:15:33PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > Looking at the code I cannot see how the
> > native drivers can depend in any way on the ide-generic being loaded
> > before them.
> While I have not thoroughly tested 2.6.15 in this respect, in 2.6.8 and
> 2.6.12 some IDE drivers, on some hardware, absolutely does. Maybe
> this is fixed in 2.6.15/16.
> On those older kernels, the correct sequence of module loadings is:
> 1. hardware-specific-driver
> 2. ide-generic
> If you stop after step 1, you don't have any IDE devices. If you reverse
> steps 1 and 2, you don't have DMA.
>  Honestly, I had previously thought *all* hardware did...
Do you know why this happened ? I will look at the code in 2.6.12 this evening
to understand this.