Re: [GIT PULL] libata changes for v4.10-rc1

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon Dec 12 2016 - 14:27:43 EST

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:04:02AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> I wish that was the case. We've pretty much agreed that we'll want
> to implement it as a virtual PCIe root bridge, similar to Intels other
> "innovation" VMD that we work around that way. But Intel management
> has apparently decided that they don't want to spend more cycles on
> this now that Lenovo has an optional BIOS that doesn't force this
> broken mode anymore, and no one outside of Intel has enough information
> to implement something like this.
> So for now I guess this warning is it, until Intel reconsideres and
> spends resources on fixing up the damage their Chipset people caused.

Dang, ah well, this is it then.

Thanks for explaining the situation.