Re: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies

Andre Hedrick (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:20:46 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Wakko Warner wrote:

> > > The way you say that makes me think that it does support at some other
> > > level... hot swap controller? Doesn't match MY hardware. Hot swap
> >
> > Controller level hotswap works mostly (think about pcmcia ide for example)
> Just to throw this out there. Is it possible to make the ide subsystem look
> like a scsi controller ? that way the scsi layer could insert/remove
> devices. say: ide0/1 = scsi0 (assuming no other scsi controllers) and hda =
> scsi0 channel0 id0 lun0 and hdc = scsi0 channel1 id0 lun0 ...
> Personally, if it's doable, i'd like it.

Hardware is different.
You can paint a goose yellow and call it a duck, but it is still a goose.
The electrical/electronic interface will kill you!


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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