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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Configure IDE probe delays
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On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 07:34, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> On Saturday 31 July 2004 03:12, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 18:35, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > On Gwe, 2004-07-30 at 20:11, Todd Poynor wrote:
> > > > IDE initialization and probing makes numerous calls to sleep for 50
> > > > milliseconds while waiting for the interface to return probe status and
> > > > such.
> > >
> > > Please make it taint the kernel if you do that so we can ignore all the
> > > bug reports. That or justify it with a cite from the ATA standards ?
> >
> > Works great on my hardware. Well worth the savings in boot time.
>
> Crowd of "my old crapbox no longer boots with newer kernel, wtf?" people
> won't be happy at all.

Maybe we need a CONFIG_ANCIENT_HARDWARE that people can set if they want
to use old stuff, and anywhere in the code we take a big hit to make
some ancient device work wouldn't get compiled. Devices could be added
to this class as they are identified.

Lee

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