[Grml] [Grml-devel] Poll: PATA vs. LIBATA

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Apr 2 14:53:51 CEST 2009

* Frank Terbeck <ft at grml.org> [20090402 13:37]:
> Michael Prokop <mika at grml.org>:
> [...]
> > * PATA provides the old IDE subsystem (/dev/hdX), considered as
> >   legacy code.
> > * LIBATA is the new subsystem (/dev/sdX) with new features, but some
> >   old IDE systems might not work with it.

> Okay, the advantage in using PATA is backwards compatibility, which is
> a good thing[tm].

> The advantage of libata are the "new features".

> For an educated decision, it would be good to know some drawbacks
> involved when reverting from libata. In other words: what does the
> user lose if grml reverts to pata?

You're absolutely right, Frank - thanks. But I didn't want to
provide too many details before I've feedback from our user base.

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