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:
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
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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