Re: [PATCH] pdc20265 problem.

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 22:09:14 EST

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Nick Orlov wrote:

> 1. ide0/1 reserved for onboard controllers.

Not sure about that, I've run 2.4.x (ie. x<10} on machines so old that
they had no onboard anything, and were using "VESA bus" ide controllers. I
think they were ide0/1.

> 2. on most hardware, pdc20xxx is really additional controller.

That's the problem, most not all. No matter what we assume it will be
wrong part of the time.

> 3. if we put pdc20265 in "onboard" list on some hardware (mine for example)
> pdc20265 is assigned to ide0/1 (even if it's really ide2/3)

Does this matter as long as we can force it to be where we want?

> 4. ide0=<what> ??? (do we have this option?)

I made that up, I believe we do/did if my memory isn't totally kidding me.
> Correct me, if I'm wrong.

This is lkml, count on it. Sometimes they correct you if you're right ;-)

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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