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CONFIG_IDE: ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_IDE has multiple definitions:

found in arch/cris/arch-v10/drivers/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_IDE:

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ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support (DEPRECATED) found in drivers/ide/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_IDE:

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If you say Y here, your kernel will be able to manage ATA/(E)IDE and ATAPI units. The most common cases are IDE hard drives and ATAPI CD-ROM drives.

This subsystem is currently in maintenance mode with only bug fix changes applied. Users of ATA hardware are encouraged to migrate to the newer ATA subsystem ("Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers") which is more actively maintained.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ide-core.

For further information, please read Documentation/ide/ide.txt.

If unsure, say N.

ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support found in drivers/ide/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_IDE:

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If you say Y here, your kernel will be able to manage low cost mass storage units such as ATA/(E)IDE and ATAPI units. The most common cases are IDE hard drives and ATAPI CD-ROM drives.

If your system is pure SCSI and doesn't use these interfaces, you can say N here.

Integrated Disk Electronics (IDE aka ATA-1) is a connecting standard for mass storage units such as hard disks. It was designed by Western Digital and Compaq Computer in 1984. It was then named ST506. Quite a number of disks use the IDE interface.

AT Attachment (ATA) is the superset of the IDE specifications. ST506 was also called ATA-1.

Fast-IDE is ATA-2 (also named Fast ATA), Enhanced IDE (EIDE) is ATA-3. It provides support for larger disks (up to 8.4GB by means of the LBA standard), more disks (4 instead of 2) and for other mass storage units such as tapes and cdrom. UDMA/33 (aka UltraDMA/33) is ATA-4 and provides faster (and more CPU friendly) transfer modes than previous PIO (Programmed processor Input/Output) from previous ATA/IDE standards by means of fast DMA controllers.

ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) is a protocol used by EIDE tape and CD-ROM drives, similar in many respects to the SCSI protocol.

SMART IDE (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) was designed in order to prevent data corruption and disk crash by detecting pre hardware failure conditions (heat, access time, and the like...). Disks built since June 1995 may follow this standard. The kernel itself doesn't manage this; however there are quite a number of user programs such as smart that can query the status of SMART parameters from disk drives.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ide-core.

For further information, please read Documentation/ide/ide.txt.

If unsure, say Y.

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