[ILUG] Highpoint 366 UDMA & Linux support.
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Tue Sep 12 07:09:05 IST 2000
On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 01:55:32AM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> > > Try Gentus Linux <http://www.gentus.com/>. It appears to be a modified Red
> > > Hat specifically designed for Abit boards (by Abit themselves).
> > and the dirty b$stards refuse to release source to their kernel mods
> > to the IDE driver.
> That's illegal - but pretty much irrelevant. Check
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/people/hedrick/ for IDE patches that
> support most of the modern ATA66 and ATA100 chipsets including HPT366.
It's also not strictly accurate - I've discussed this with Andre Hedrick
because I was intriuged by an interesting comment somewhere in the kernel
code when you've applied the relevant patches:
* Note that final HPT370 support was done by force extraction of GPL.
I didn't keep the mail from Andre, but basically Abit modified his HPT366
driver to support the 370 and he had to beat them with a shitty stick to get
them to release the source as required - hence "force extraction of GPL".
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