From: Martin Dalecki <email@example.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [PATCH] 2.5.18 IDE 71
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 11:34:13 +0200
Cc: Kernel Mailing List <email@example.com>
Fri May 24 17:50:44 CEST 2002 ide-clean-71
- Rewritten Artop host chip driver by Vojtech Pavlik. His log entries are:
Remove superfluous chip entries in chip table. Remove global variables to
allow more than one controller. Remove other forgotten stuff.
This is a new driver for the Artop (Acard) controllers. It's completely
untested, as I have never seen the hardware. However, I suspect it is much
less broken than the previous one ...
UDMA33 controller cannot detect 80-wire cable.
- Separate ioctl handling out from ide.c. It's big enough.
- Move atapi_read and atapi_write to the new atapi module. Fix the declaration
of those functions. The data buffer did have the void * type!
- Separate module handling code out from actual transfer handling code in to a
new module called main.c. Slowly we are at the stage where the code indeed
has to be organized logically and not just "sporadically" as was the case
- Apply patch by Adam Richter for the ide-scsi.c attach method implementation.
This particular driver is still broken due to generic SCSI layer issues.
- Apply true modularization patch for qd65xx.c by Samuel Thibault. Here
are his notes about it:
Then, patch-modularize-2. is a proposal for modularizing qd65xx.o. As a
single module, one can choose to insmod it before being able to do some
hdparm -p /dev/hd[a-d]. But one can't remove it while tuned, since selectproc
may be needed.
I am sorry I wasn't able to test it under 2.5 series, lacking a functionning
kernel for my test computer, but it seemed to work perfectly under 2.4
series, and patches are almost the same.
- Move PCI device id's to where they belong. Patch by Vojtech Pavlik.
- Don't use BH_Lock in ide-tape.c - somehow this driver scares me sometimes.
Scary big patch this time...