SATA support in Linux kernel's menuconfig

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Mon Feb 8 03:09:31 PST 2010

On 08/02/10 05:04, Simon Geard wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-02-07 at 14:42 +0530, Aditya Bankar wrote:
>> Can The library libata be used during boot time?
> Can be, and should be. The "Support for SATA" option is very old, dating
> to when SATA was a new thing - libata was it's replacement, and should
> be used for all SATA and IDE hardware these days...
> Simon.

Well you must know something I don't. I have 3 computers that will not 
boot if I don't use CONFIG_IDE=y
Of course, I use libata on the computers that can use it. But in my 
experience it's not true that libata supports all IDE hardware.


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