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SubjectRe: "ide=reverse" do we still need this?
On 13-02-08 01:15, Greg KH wrote:

> I'm reworking the pci device list logic (we currently keep all PCI
> devices in 2 lists, which isn't the nicest, we should be able to get
> away with only 1 list.)
>
> The only bother I've found so far is the pci_get_device_reverse()
> function, it's used in 2 places, IDE and the calgary driver.
>
> I'm curious if we really still support the ide=reverse option? It's a
> config option that I don't think the distros still enable (SuSE does
> not). Is this still needed these days?
>
> In digging, we changed this option in 2.2.x from being called
> "pci=reverse" and no one else seems to miss it.
>
> Any thoughts?

While details escape me somewhat again at the monment, a few months ago I
was playing around with a PCI Promise IDE controller and needed ide=reverse
to save me from having to switch disks around to still have a bootable system.

Or some such. Not too clear anymore, but I remember it saved the day.

Rene.


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