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Subject[2.6.19 patch] drivers/ide/pci/generic.c: re-add the __setup("all-generic-ide",...)
On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 07:18:44PM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 12:15:20AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > IOW, your patch does break existing setups since the change to
> > module_param() requires prefixing with the module name (the ata_generic
> > option with the same name is irrelevant)?
> >
> > Considering that drivers/ide/ is slowly approaching a RIP status,
> > is such an incompatible change really required?
> >
> > I'd be more inclined to revert your patch.
> We shouldn't revert it - there is a real problem for some users whose
> distro has it modular this fixed. We might want to honour both

Agreed, patch below.


<-- snip -->

The change from __setup() to module_param_named() requires users to
prefix the option with "generic.".

This patch re-adds the __setup() additionally to the

Usually it would make sense getting rid of such an obsolete __setup() at
some time, but considering that drivers/ide/ is slowly approaching a RIP
status it's already implicitely scheduled for removal.

This patch fixes kernel Bugzilla #7353.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <>

--- linux-2.6/drivers/ide/pci/generic.c.old 2006-10-19 16:35:15.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6/drivers/ide/pci/generic.c 2006-10-19 16:46:21.000000000 +0200
@@ -40,6 +40,19 @@

static int ide_generic_all; /* Set to claim all devices */

+ * the module_param_named() was added for the modular case
+ * the __setup() is left as compatibility for existing setups
+ */
+#ifndef MODULE
+static int __init ide_generic_all_on(char *unused)
+ ide_generic_all = 1;
+ printk(KERN_INFO "IDE generic will claim all unknown PCI IDE storage controllers.");
+ return 1;
+__setup("all-generic-ide", ide_generic_all_on);
module_param_named(all_generic_ide, ide_generic_all, bool, 0444);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(all_generic_ide, "IDE generic will claim all unknown PCI IDE storage controllers.");

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