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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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