This is the right move after months of debating ideas.
Migrating the contents of ./drivers/ide/pci to scsi is reasonable too.
This will allow the legacy drivers to die.
Taskfile came to late to be really useful, it is now best used as a model
to tackle FIS/FPDMA mapping for SATA II.
Linus, my professional opinion is to follow Jeff's direction for 2.5/2.6.
This will allow Linux to push open source to the hardware vendors.
There are several bastardized scsi-ide drivers in ./scsi.
pci2000.c,h :: pci2220i.c,h :: psi240i.c,h + psi_*.h :: eata*
ATAPI is nothing more than Bastardized SCSI beaten with an ugly stick.
Packet-Taskfile is more than painful, and I am not in the fighting mood.
On Mon, 26 May 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Just to echo some comments I said in private, this driver is _not_
> a replacement for drivers/ide. This is not, and has never been,
> the intention. In fact, I need drivers/ide's continued existence,
> so that I may have fewer boundaries on future development.
> Even though ATAPI support doesn't exist and error handling is
> primitive, this driver has been extensively tested locally and I feel
> is ready for a full and public kernel developer assault :)
> James ok'd sending this... I'll be sending "un-hack scsi headers" patch
> through him via his scsi-misc-2.5 tree.
> Linus, please do a
> bk pull bk://kernel.bkbits.net/jgarzik/scsi-2.5
> Others may download the patch from
> This will update the following files:
> drivers/scsi/Kconfig | 27
> drivers/scsi/Makefile | 1
> drivers/scsi/ata_piix.c | 322 ++++++
> drivers/scsi/libata.c | 2247 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/linux/ata.h | 485 ++++++++++
> 5 files changed, 3082 insertions(+)
> through these ChangeSets:
> <email@example.com> (03/05/26 1.1357)
> [scsi ata] make PATA config option actually do something useful
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> (03/05/26 1.1356)
> [scsi ata] include hacks, b/c scsi headers not in include/linux
> <email@example.com> (03/05/26 1.1355)
> [scsi] add ATA driver
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