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Re: [ppc patch] support SCSI disks

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: [ppc patch] support SCSI disks
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 07:14:46 +0200
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* Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> [041003 19:48]:
> A given SCSI device could be either a byte-oriented tape or a 
> block-oriented disk. However, I do not believe that the ATA protocol 
> allows you to read a single byte, so ATA tape drives must implement 
> blocking in the hardware. In other words, it is not possible to have 
> both block- and byte-oriented device nodes representing an ATA device. 
> That is probably why I have never seen an IDE/ATA "tape" node in a 
> device tree.
It can be used as a stream through the "deblocker" though.


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