Re: Linux 2.4.21-rc8

From: Jerome Chantelauze (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 17:23:38 EST

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 07:06:15PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> Hi,
> Here goes -rc8. If nothing really bad happens in 2 days, this becomes
> final.


-rc8 with "Old hard disk (MFM/RLL/IDE) driver" still doesn't build.

Does it mean that the old ide driver will not be available anymore and
that 2.4.21 will not run on some older computers ?

Using the new driver will not help on some older computers. I gave it a
try, and at least one of my computers have serious timing problems with
the new (enhanced) ide driver.

I try again to send a (trivial) patch to fix this. Please, Marcello,
consider including it. Anyway, it can't break anything.

If you reject it, please give me a chance to improve it, and tell me

*** drivers/ide/Makefile.orig Thu Jun 12 23:37:49 2003
--- drivers/ide/Makefile Thu Jun 12 23:40:15 2003
*** 54,59 ****
--- 54,60 ----
    obj-y += arm/idedriver-arm.o
    ifeq ($(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_ONLY),y)
+ subdir-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_ONLY) += legacy
        obj-y += legacy/idedriver-legacy.o


Jerome Chantelauze
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