Re: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?

From: Geert Uytterhoeven (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 05:56:46 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > IIRC it's used to access non-Atari IDE disks on Atari (which has a byte-swapped
> > IDE interface) and vice-versa.
> >
> > So yes, you can use it on SMP machines, to access disks that were used before
> > on Atari.
> For 2.5 would it perhaps be cleaner if we had a bswapping loop device. Sort
> of very bad crypto mode ?

Don't mention crypto, or Atari will come after us with the DMCA sword, claiming
they deliberately implemented access control? ;-)



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