• Legacy IDE driver to be dropped from next Linux kernel release

    From highvoltage@VERT/SAVCC to All on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 16:25:01
    Linux 5.14 will be dropping the legacy IDE driver:

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.14-Legacy-IDE-Dropped

    This is the old driver that identifies PATA disks as /dev/hdX, at least PATA disks
    will still work with the libata driver (which most Linux systems do these days anyway that identify disks as /dev/sdX).

    Saves a whole 40k out of 3m lines of code :P

    -Jonathan

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to highvoltage on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 14:32:16
    Re: Legacy IDE driver to be dropped from next Linux kernel release
    By: highvoltage to All on Tue Jun 29 2021 04:25 pm

    Linux 5.14 will be dropping the legacy IDE driver:

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.14-Legacy-IDE-Dropped

    This is the old driver that identifies PATA disks as /dev/hdX, at least PATA disks
    will still work with the libata driver (which most Linux systems do these days
    anyway that identify disks as /dev/sdX).

    Saves a whole 40k out of 3m lines of code :P

    -Jonathan


    Thanks for the news.

    Please note that IDE will still be suported with libata. I know you said it in your
    post but it is worth repeating. You nearly gave me a stroke because I happen to run
    many systems with IDE drives in them.

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