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    Subject[PATCH] scsi disk help file is not complete
    On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 20:28:16 +0200 api wrote:

    > Good day,
    > When doing make menuconfig one comes across CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD.
    > The help file states that this is for scsi disks.NO MENTION IS MADE THAT
    > Would have saved me a lot of time if the help was up to date.
    > I hope this can be changed so others can make a kernel for sata systems
    > quicker.

    From: Randy Dunlap <>

    Add help info for BLK_DEV_SD referring to its use in
    SATA or PATA driver configurations.

    Add help text for "ATA" indicating that it probably needs
    some SCSI config symbols enabled in order to be useful.

    Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
    drivers/ata/Kconfig | 5 +++++
    drivers/scsi/Kconfig | 1 +
    2 files changed, 6 insertions(+)

    --- linux-2622-rc4.orig/drivers/scsi/Kconfig
    +++ linux-2622-rc4/drivers/scsi/Kconfig
    @@ -60,6 +60,7 @@ config BLK_DEV_SD
    depends on SCSI
    If you want to use SCSI hard disks, Fibre Channel disks,
    + Serial ATA (SATA) or Parallel ATA (PATA) hard disks,
    USB storage or the SCSI or parallel port version of
    the IOMEGA ZIP drive, say Y and read the SCSI-HOWTO,
    the Disk-HOWTO and the Multi-Disk-HOWTO, available from
    --- linux-2622-rc4.orig/drivers/ata/Kconfig
    +++ linux-2622-rc4/drivers/ata/Kconfig
    @@ -17,6 +17,11 @@ menuconfig ATA
    that "speaks" the ATA protocol, also called ATA controller),
    because you will be asked for it.

    + NOTE: ATA enables basic SCSI support; *however*,
    + 'SCSI disk support', 'SCSI tape support', or
    + 'SCSI CDROM support' may also be needed,
    + depending on your hardware configuration.
    if ATA

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