Difference between IDE and SCSI ??

Markku Kolkka markkuk at tuubi.net
Tue Feb 5 21:00:52 UTC 2008

William Case kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika tiistai, 5. 
helmikuuta 2008):
> Where and how does this emulation take place?  Or, I assume
> Libata is a driver in the kernel.  No matter how it might be
> compiled, it would be in a machine language (binary) format. 
> Is it written in assembly and run by the CPU, or does SCSI
> code have its own set of machine code that can be used for
> emulation?

The libata driver is the software component that provides the 
SCSI-style interface to IDE drives. It's written in the C 
programming language like most of the Linux kernel. There's no 
special "SCSI machine code".

 Markku Kolkka
 markku.kolkka at iki.fi

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