[coreboot] IDE cable select question

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Feb 22 19:26:02 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 01:13:25PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> Ok then, I think it may complicate things too much if we had a  
> IDENTIFY_DRIVE command query to the drive (Note: this command query is  
> also used for DMA settings). That would be like basicly re-writing an  
> IDE driver??
> So, I propose a global option (IDE_CABLE = 40 or 80) that can easily  
> be adjusted from Config.lb in the targets directory, that sets the  
> value for a simple function in  
> src/southbridge/intel/i82801xx/i82801xx_ide.c.
> Does that make sense?

I'd really prefer something that's autosensing, if that's possible, so that
changing hard drives does not cause problems or require a bios flash...


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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