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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: Correct last two HP entries in the bfsort whitelist
    On Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:23 pm Tony Camuso wrote:
    > Alan Cox wrote:
    > > This is going to make everyone with those boxes who upgrades suddenely
    > > get their devices re-ordered and renamed when the probe order changes.
    > > That seems extremely inappropriate.
    > >
    > > Alan
    > HP maintains that more of our customers, especially new customers,
    > will be adversely affected by NOT implementing this patch for the
    > following reasons.
    > 1. HP issued a Customer Advisory for existing customers to use "pci=bfsort"
    > in the boot command for these systems. Customers using pci=bfsort in
    > their boot scripts will be unaffected by this patch.
    > 2. Customers using only the two embedded NI devices will be unaffected.
    > 3. Because of the use of labels for disk devices, they are unaffected.
    > 4. New customers who must add pci=bfsort to their boot scripts have
    > expressed dissatisfaction.
    > The only time this patch would induce any confusion for an existing
    > customer is upon the convergence of the following situations.
    > 1. The user has not followed the instructions in the release notes
    > for the DL360 and DL380,
    > AND
    > 2. The user has added NI cards to the option slots,
    > AND
    > 3. The user upgrades his kernel.

    Ok, I'll put it in linux-next for now then. It would be good to hear some
    feedback from users about it though...


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