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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ata/kconfig: Re: Why SCSI module needed for PCI-IDE ATA only disks ?
Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 21:46:54 -0500 Ed Sweetman wrote:
>
> -ETOOMANYWORDS && -ENOPATCH, so here is one to consider.
> Help text can also be added. <supply text>
> This is similar to what USB storage already does.
>
>
I provided a patch a couple weeks ago when I brought this topic up
myself, but it was largely ignored because it wasn't the "add something
to help dialog" solution... I figured that the wording would be changed
anyway by the ide / libata guys or anyone else really involved with the
kernel. So I opted to provide a patch that did one of the other
solutions, namely, adding fake libata block devices in the libata
section that would merely enable the scsi blk dev variables as if you
had gone into the scsi section and did it the way it's currently done.
In any case, prior to this thread, I got basically no response on the
matter.

Your patch, however, should at least get into the next kernel revision
with any additional help text that may be of use.
Thanks.
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