Re: Patch(2.4.5): Fix PCMCIA ATA/IDE freeze (w/ PCI add-in cards)

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 15:01:46 EST


Remember that ATAPI is generally screwed beyond reality, so adjusting the
probe code in general (global) is a bad thing.

Andre Hedrick
ASL Kernel Development
Linux ATA Development
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On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > obsoleting ATA-2 did their attention at CFA become alarmed. I agree that
> > there needs to be a fix, but not at the price of locking the rest of the
> > driver. Since we now the identity of the device prior to assigned the
> > interrupt we can handle the execption, but you do not go around blanket
> > wacking the control register of all devices.
> I dont see why it locks up the driver ?

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