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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: "David S. Miller" <>,
	Jens Axboe <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc: Richard Henderson <>,
	Ivan Kokshaysky <>,
	Matt Turner <>,
	Russell King <>,
	Michael Ellerman <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,,,,,,
Subject: remove the legacy ide driver v2
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:46:52 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hi all,

we've been trying to get rid of the legacy ide driver for a while now,
and finally scheduled a removal for 2021, which is three month old now.

In general distros and most defconfigs have switched to libata long ago,
but there are a few exceptions.  This series first switches over all
remaining defconfigs to use libata and then removes the legacy ide

libata mostly covers all hardware supported by the legacy ide driver.
There are three mips drivers that are not supported, but the linux-mips
list could not identify any users of those.  There also are two m68k
drivers that do not have libata equivalents, which might or might not
have users, so we'll need some input and possibly help from the m68k
community here.

This series is against Jens' for-5.14/libata branch.

Changes since v1:
 - dropped various already merged patches
 - add a new module option to allow disabling DMA just for the quirky
   cypress devices found on some stone age ARM and Alpha systems

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-16 13:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-16 13:46 Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2021-06-16 13:46 ` [PATCH 1/6] pata_cypress: add a module option to disable BM-DMA Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 14:16   ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-06-16 13:46 ` [PATCH 2/6] alpha: use libata instead of the legacy ide driver Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 13:46 ` [PATCH 3/6] ARM: disable CONFIG_IDE in footbridge_defconfig Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 13:46 ` [PATCH 4/6] ARM: disable CONFIG_IDE in pxa_defconfig Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 13:46 ` [PATCH 5/6] m68k: use libata instead of the legacy ide driver Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 14:03   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-06-16 14:04     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 13:51 ` remove the legacy ide driver v2 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2021-06-16 13:52   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-06-16 14:52 ` Jens Axboe
2021-06-18 14:38   ` Jens Axboe

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