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Subject: Re: host/device
From: Chris Muth (
Date: 2004-02-13


Actually with ATA/IDE, the host controller should be the Master and what is the master should be the
primary slave and what is the slave should be the secondary slave.

Oh wait, that conflicts with the primary and secondary IDE controllers.... ah....


On 2/12/04 at 4:14 PM Fred Maxwell wrote:

>From now on, we will no longer use the terms Master and Slave and will,
>instead, refer to the devices as The Skipper and Little Buddy.
> Fred Maxwell
>Chris Holt wrote:
>> True. I'm pretty sure the whole Master/Slave thing is tied to IDE.
>> Tied? Wait, maybe it's a B&D thing. ;-)
>> Chris
>> On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:37:16 -0500, Fred Maxwell wrote:
>>>However, if we like being technically correct (which I do), the two
>>>interfaces are "host" and "device" -- as denoted in the USB 1.1


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