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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Selective attach for ide-scsi
    On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 07:02:05PM -0500, Willem Riede wrote:
    > On 2004.02.09 03:24, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
    > > Willem Riede writes:

    > > The patch I posted, which you apparently didn't like, doesn't
    > > require the use of boot-only options: it instead adds a module_param
    > > to ide-scsi which allows for greater flexibility.
    > >
    > > Personally I never liked that butt-ugly hdX=ide-scsi hack.
    >
    > I hear you. There are certainly advantages to use a module parameter rather
    > than a boot argument.

    But module_param allows module arguments when built as a module, and boot
    arguments when built into the kernel.

    > However, there should not be two mechanisms to achieve the same goal. For
    > better or for worse, the hdX=<driver> construction exists, and people are
    > using it. Its use is not limited to ide-scsi.

    So does module_param not work because the usage is across modules? That
    seems odd.

    -- Patrick Mansfield
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