[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] IDE legacy port access + UDMA/33 for 440BX boards

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Nov 30 23:28:53 CET 2007

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 09:14:57AM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [071130 03:21]:
> > See patch.
> > 
> > At the very least the IDE legacy port access must be enabled to be
> > able to use FILO. The rest is optional, but I see no reason to not
> > enable it per default.
> should this maybe be a cmos option instead? Some old drives (being
> present in old machines) might not work with the setting.

On the long run, yes. IMO we should automatically "extract" a CMOS
option out of these config variables. All of them make run-time
decisions in the code already -> perfect for CMOS options.

For now I'd like to commit as is, there's no CMOS support on 440BX
boards anyway at the moment, and ide_legacy_enable = 1 is really needed
to be able to use FILO.

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