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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Switch ide parameters to new-style and make them unique.
In message <005201c317cd$febb2d00$> you write:
> I think at some point, the kernel command line parameters should be
> consolidated behind a single ata=hda,noprobe or ata=if0,io0x1f0,irq7 type
> parameter, instead of the hda= and ide0=. Taking that one step furthur, a
> new syntax is needed, and having it go into 2.6 might pave the way for
> removing the old cruft in 2.8?

The idea behind module_param* is to promote conformity, so a module
foo will have command line params starting with "foo.", as well as
easing the burden of double-implementation on kernel coders.

Naturally, this transition will take a long time (ie. forever):
breaking command line params is not something to be done lightly, even
in a major point transition.

Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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