Built-in modules review

Brad Figg brad.figg at canonical.com
Wed Mar 17 15:02:40 UTC 2010

On 03/17/2010 04:51 AM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 03:08:38PM +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> ATA Drivers: we have the majority of the PATA and SATA drivers built in.
>> We already have reported issues with the PATA drivers where blacklisting
>> could be used as a work around if they were not built in.  We are also
>> exposing users to some level of risk including all these drivers which
>> are not used.  In testing on the reference platform I did see a minor
>> but measurable performance hit to modularising the SATA driver there.
>> As we are moving to SATA over time I would propose we pull out all of
>> the PATA drivers and build in only the 2 or 3 most common SATA drivers.
> Brad, can the data collection you have been doing over our linux bugs
> give us any insight into which drivers are most commonly used, or at
> least which physical h/w is most common?
> -apw

It could. It would take a little more work on my part but not too much
I wouldn't think.

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