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SubjectRe: Reserving an ATA interface
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> > With my patch, since the PCI interface will not set the "hold" flag,
> > ide_register_hw() called by ide-cs will call init_hwif_data(), thus
> > putting back the hwif to a sane state
>
> So every time you remove your disks from one of your PCI IDE controllers,
> your ide-cs will get diffirent hwif and drives mappings and your RAID
> on ide-cs won't be recognized ;-)

Yes ;) Note that it's already the case today. Except that with the call
to init_hwif_data(), at least, it wont crash the kernel because of wrong
IOps, DMA ops or whatever in the hwif.

Ben.

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