Re: Single host/multiple hwifs vs. multiple hosts?

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On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 13:15, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm wondering what are the differences between adding a single IDE host with
> multiple hwifs vs. adding a separate IDE host for each hwif?
> Do both ways work?

Does no one know?

Thx again!

> I'm asking because I want to convert the Amiga Buddha IDE driver to the new
> driver model, using Multi Function Devices (many Zorro expansion cards contain
> multiple devices):
>  - A Catweasel expansion card would have:
>      * 2 Buddha IDE MFD cells,
>      * 1 Catweasel floppy MFD cell.
>  - A Buddha expansion card would have:
>      * 3 Buddha IDE MFD cells.
>  - An X-Surf expansion card would have:
>      * 2 Buddha IDE MFD cells,
>      * 1 8390 Ethernet cell.
> Registering a separate IDE host/hwif for each IDE MFD cell would be easier to
> handle than a single IDE host with multiple IDE hwifs.
>
> Thanks in advance!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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