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    SubjectRe: (2.6 IDE) why PDC202XX_FORCE not allowed with BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW=m?
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    [ Please use linux-ide@vger.kernel.org for IDE issues. ]

    On Sunday 07 of March 2004 22:07, Jakub Bogusz wrote:
    > PDC202XX_FORCE option is needed to override controller disable by BIOS
    > when RAID is used. Or maybe there is another way to do this in 2.6.x?

    Nope.

    > This option has "depends on BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW=y" flag in
    > drivers/ide/Kconfig, thus is not available with pdc202xx_new in
    > module - why?

    It seems like a leftover from non-modular IDE PCI days.

    > I saw success report with modular pdc202xx_new after this simple change
    > (without PDC202XX_FORCE controller ports were not detected):
    >
    > --- linux/drivers/ide/Kconfig.orig 2004-03-04 07:16:45.000000000
    > +0100 +++ linux/drivers/ide/Kconfig 2004-03-07 17:37:25.000000000 +0100
    > @@ -720,7 +720,7 @@
    > # FIXME - probably wants to be one for old and for new
    > config PDC202XX_FORCE
    > bool "Enable controller even if disabled by BIOS"
    > - depends on BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW=y
    > + depends on BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW
    > help
    > Enable the PDC202xx controller even if it has been disabled in
    > the BIOS setup.
    >
    >
    > The same may apply to PDC202XX_BURST for pdc202xx_old module...
    > (but not tested)

    Yes, you are right.

    Thanks,
    Bartlomiej

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