Re: [git patches] libata updates

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 18:12:11 EST

Chuck Ebbert wrote:
Jeff Garzik wrote:
Chuck Ebbert wrote:
Jeff Garzik wrote:
Jeff Garzik (8):
libata/IDE: remove combined mode quirk
You can't just remove the "combined_mode=" kernel parameter or
every Linux user who uses that will get an unbootable kernel
with no good way of diagnosing the problem. It should still
be accepted and just print a warning.
No, most modern distros will simply Just Work(tm) due to mount by label,
udev, and similar gadgets.

As long as you have at least one (if not both) ATA drivers, you have a
kernel that will boot your hardware. And by definition those using
combined_mode= do indeed have the necessary drivers.

OK, this is a kernel parameter and should be fine. But you can't remove
*module* parameters for drivers needed for booting or the initrd will
fail to load the module with "unknown parameter" and users can't boot.

No module parameters were removed.


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