Re: [PATCH] 2.6.9 ide-probe and indentical old disks.
From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 19:40:14 EST
On Iau, 2004-12-16 at 22:47, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> It seems that some old disks don't have a serial number, but ide-probe
> now compares serial numbers to determine if a slave disk is just a
> ghost image of the primary. This breaks old hardware that has two
> identical model disks which don't report serial numbers. The fix seems
> as simple as checking for zero length serial numbers before comparing.
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