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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:23:12 +0200
From:	Ralf Baechle <>
To:	Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
Subject: Re: [RFT PATCH] mips: bigsur_defconfig: convert to use libata PATA

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 05:51:42PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

> IDE subsystem has been deprecated since 2009 and the majority
> (if not all) of Linux distributions have switched to use
> libata for ATA support exclusively.  However there are still
> some users (mostly old or/and embedded non-x86 systems) that
> have not converted from using IDE subsystem to libata PATA
> drivers.  This doesn't seem to be good thing in the long-term
> for Linux as while there is less and less PATA systems left
> in use:
> * testing efforts are divided between two subsystems
> * having duplicate drivers for same hardware confuses users
> This patch converts bigsur_defconfig to use libata PATA
> drivers (tc86c001 IDE host driver has no corresponding libata
> driver yet so it is not converted).
> Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
> ---
> Build tested only.
> If you have affected hardware please test.  Thank you.

Nobody replied so I applied all 17 patches.

I've only too often updated the config I'm actually using to use libata
so thanks to doing this for all configs!

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