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Use libata for PATA support
- Last modified: [[Date(2007-01-03T21:02:49Z)]
- Owners: DaveJones, PeterJones, JeffGarzik, AlanCox
- Targeted release: Fedora 7
- Needs done by: Test1
- According to ReleaseEngineering/Meetings/2007-apr-16 believed to be ready for F7 (16-APR-07)
Use libata for parallel ATA support, instead of the 'old-ide' stack.
This allows us to move the driver stack forward, and provides some features that I don't know off of the top of my head.
Requires changes to the kernel config, driver fixes, mkinitrd changes, and potential anaconda migration work.
Find machines that use the old IDE code. Test that they upgrade and boot properly without user intervention.