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Re: Via VT8237A kernel support



On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 09:26 -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> For reasons I cannot fathom -- and because the cognizant gatekeepers at 
> LKML won't respond to pleas for feedback -- these two simple patches, 
> which add PATA and SATA support for the VIA VT8237A Southbridge chip now 
> found on certain new motherboards, have not been applied (or acked or 
> nacked or anything else).
> 
> PATA:  http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=115513979609546&w=2
> 
> SATA:  http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=115552504713314&w=2
> 
> I know for a fact the the SATA patch works; I wrote it and I've been 
> using it for weeks.  I've read the PATA patch works, too, but I haven't 
> personally tried it (although I'd be willing to try if it helps).
> 
> I don't want to waste anyone's time by filing a Fedora bugzilla that 
> will never be implemented, so if I do, what are the prospects for 
> getting these patches into the Fedora development tree until such time 
> as they're applied upstream (if ever)?
> 
> Maybe my expectations are too high.  For the kerneldev-savvy readers, 
> what is the typical gestation period for upstream patches of this type?


maybe you should post them on the lkml mailing list instead; that is
much more active than the linux-ide list. Maybe CC linux-scsi as well
since the sata stuff lives in drivers/scsi ...


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