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SubjectRe: [git patches] libata updates
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Chuck Ebbert wrote:
>> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>> Jeff Garzik (8):
>>> libata/IDE: remove combined mode quirk
>> You can't just remove the "combined_mode=" kernel parameter or
>> every Linux user who uses that will get an unbootable kernel
>> with no good way of diagnosing the problem. It should still
>> be accepted and just print a warning.
> No, most modern distros will simply Just Work(tm) due to mount by label,
> udev, and similar gadgets.
> As long as you have at least one (if not both) ATA drivers, you have a
> kernel that will boot your hardware. And by definition those using
> combined_mode= do indeed have the necessary drivers.

OK, this is a kernel parameter and should be fine. But you can't remove
*module* parameters for drivers needed for booting or the initrd will
fail to load the module with "unknown parameter" and users can't boot.
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