[Opinion] [Bug 15324] Random hard freezes with ATAPI drive on an SATA controller

Colin Leroy colin at colino.net
Tue Dec 13 15:57:32 GMT 2005

On 13 Dec 2005 at 10h12, Ben Collins wrote:


> The problem is that most times these bugs aren't fixed by a trivial
> patch. 

Though it can depend in the definition of "most times" ;-)

It is also very common to "fix" a non-working piece of hardware by just
adding its vendorId/productId into the driver handling the chip inside. 
Most often it's a one-liner for USB products, and very little patches
in other cases.


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