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Re: Status of ATA support

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Status of ATA support
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 21:44:42 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 09:21:38PM +0200, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Marco Gerards wrote:
> > First of all, this is mainly for i386-linuxbios.  On i386-pc we have
> > to disable biosdisk support because ata.mod and biosdisk.mod do not
> > like eachother :-).  Perhaps disk access via the BIOS will not be
> > possible/safe anymore after loading ata.mod.
> We have to make sure we are not using BIOS for accessing disk after that
> point.

We already do (check for grub_disk_firmware_fini() function and
grub_disk_firmware_is_tainted variable).

But it has no effect on loaded OSes of course :-/

> And ATA controller should be at stable state after resuming
> normal operations OR we install custom int13h handler.

An int handler sounds like the sane thing to do..

Robert Millan

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