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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.5-pre1 IDE cleanup 9
Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> For some adapters, this is possible, for other it is not (at all). You
> happen to be a maintainer of one for which it is possible, and thus your
> point of view is quite different from mine - mine comes from USB and
> other parts of the device world, where no order can even be defined.
> And because of that, I do not think that having the host adapters decide
> what device gets what number is a good idea. They should provide the
> information if they have it, but the final decision should definitely be
> done in userspace, by the hotplug agent.
> Ie. it should be configurable.

Partition labeling takes care of about 99% + 1% of
the ordering problems for disk drives.

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