Any objections/comments on axing out old ATA stack?
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Wed Mar 27 21:32:48 UTC 2013
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:22:14PM +0200, Alexander Motin wrote:
> Since FreeBSD 9.0 we are successfully running on the new CAM-based ATA
> stack, using only some controller drivers of old ata(4) by having
> `options ATA_CAM` enabled in all kernels by default. I have a wish to
> drop non-ATA_CAM ata(4) code, unused since that time from the head
> branch to allow further ATA code cleanup.
> Does any one here still uses legacy ATA stack (kernel explicitly built
> without `options ATA_CAM`) for some reason, for example as workaround
> for some regression?
Yes, I use the legacy ATA stack.
> Does anybody have good ideas why we should not drop
> it now?
Because it works?
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