Re: [PATCH 1/3] ide: add "ignore_hpa" module parameter

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 06:38:01 EST

> All information was there (kernel logs).
> Moreover the default in libata is to not remove HPA settings.
> I don't recommend parsing kernels logs in search of such information but
> you're are stretching the reality too far to match with your arguments.

So you disagree that sysfs is needed and propose an alternative that you
say you don't recommend (and which doesn't solve the block problem).

I used to work for a distro, and telling Bill Nottingham that the
reliable long term way for Fedora to obtain some interface data was by
grepping dmesg wouldn't have gone down well.

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