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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add IDE mode support for SB600 SATA
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On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 11:22 +0000, Alan wrote:
> > is this really the right thing? You're overriding a user chosen
> > configuration here.... while that might be justifiable.. it's probably a
> > good idea to at least provide a safety-valve for this one. The user
> > might have made that selection very deliberately.
>
> Its what we do for other similar cases and I think its the right thing to
> do in this situation. One reason for this is that with multi-boot boxes
> you have to set the BIOS option to the dumbest one unless the smart OS's
> reconfigure the device.

while I can appreciate that.. it does assume things like SMM not
assuming things about it; and on resume.. has to happen as again/well :)



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