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From: Alan Cox <>
To: Willy Tarreau <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] libata: implement 32-bit transfers for PIO mode
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 22:31:34 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080217223134.1c61809b@core> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> Thus, I have implemented the 32-bit mode to bring the performance back
> to the level of the old IDE driver. I jumped from 1.5 MB/s to 2.5 MB/s,
> which is an important difference at this level of performance, especially
> when large files are read. The 32-bit mode is enabled using the ioctl
> which is already implemented but only accepts a null value.

Excellent, that has been on my TODO list for some time and I'd only
gotten as far as putting into the ISA/VLB drivers rather than generally

I'm not however sure this should be a DFLAG but should be an alernative
ata_data_xfer method - I say that because VLB needs to wrap it and some
controllers have quirky rules for 32bit xfers. (Also some small number of
pre ATA disks can't handle the different timing cycles from a 32bit ISA
I/O being redirected their way).


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-17 22:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-17 21:18 Willy Tarreau
2008-02-17 21:19 ` [PATCH 1/2] libata: implement ATA_IOC_GET_IO32/ATA_IOC_SET_IO32 ioctls Willy Tarreau
2008-04-17 19:49   ` Jeff Garzik
2008-04-17 19:46     ` Willy Tarreau
2008-04-17 22:02     ` [PATCH] libata: implement support for 32-bit PIO transfers Willy Tarreau
2008-02-17 21:20 ` [PATCH 2/2] " Willy Tarreau
2008-02-17 22:32   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-17 22:31 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2008-02-17 23:08   ` [PATCH 0/2] libata: implement 32-bit transfers for PIO mode Willy Tarreau

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