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From: Rene Herman <rene.herman@keyaccess.nl>
To: michael@ellerman.id.au
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>,
	bzolnier@gmail.com, muli@il.ibm.com, jdmason@kudzu.us,
	linux-ide@vger.kernel.org, linux-pci@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, discuss@x86-64.org
Subject: Re: "ide=reverse" do we still need this?
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 13:46:35 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47B2E6AB.1020701@keyaccess.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1202904996.6974.11.camel@concordia>

On 13-02-08 13:16, Michael Ellerman wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 13:06 +0100, Rene Herman wrote:
>> On 13-02-08 05:44, Greg KH wrote:
>>
>>>> While details escape me somewhat again at the monment, a few months ago
>>>> I was playing around with a PCI Promise IDE controller and needed
>>>> ide=reverse to save me from having to switch disks around to still have
>>>> a bootable system.
>>>>
>>>> Or some such. Not too clear anymore, but I remember it saved the day.
>>> You couldn't just change the boot disk in grub?
>>>
>>> Or use an initramfs and /dev/disk/by-id/ to keep any future moves stable?
>> No. The thing is that you need these kinds of hacks while messing with old 
>> systems, building and stripping them, often in recovery type of situations.
>>
>> As said (same as the other person I saw reacting) details of what was most 
>> decidedly needed last time around escape me at the moment, but ide=reverse 
>> is the kind of hack that saves one hours of unscrewing computer cases and 
>> switching disks around while building stuff, making quick tests, doing 
>> recovery...
>>
>> If it must go for the greater architectural good, so be it, but it's the 
>> type of thing that's used specifically in the situations where you don't 
>> have stable, well arranged (or known!) setups to begin with.
> 
> I might be off the deep end, but isn't this what
> Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt is for?

Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt is for asking/discussing whether 
or not features should be removed? No, I don't think so. It seems to be a 
schedule of when to remove features.

Rene.



  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-13 12:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-13  0:15 Greg KH
2008-02-13  0:16 ` pci_get_device_reverse(), why does Calgary " Greg KH
2008-02-13  2:17   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-13  4:45     ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 12:34       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-13 17:28         ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 18:16           ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 22:20             ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-13 23:41               ` Greg KH
2008-02-14  0:02                 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-14  4:58                   ` Greg KH
2008-02-14 13:09               ` Sergei Shtylyov
2008-02-14  7:44             ` [discuss] " Andreas Jaeger
2008-02-14 12:11               ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-02-15  7:17                 ` Greg KH
2008-02-20  0:39                 ` Greg KH
2008-02-13  9:32   ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13 17:32     ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 17:47       ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13 18:14         ` Greg KH
2008-02-15  7:17           ` Greg KH
2008-02-15  7:48             ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-15 15:20               ` Greg KH
2008-02-15 15:31                 ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-15 15:46                   ` yong xue
2008-02-15 18:28                   ` Greg KH
2008-02-17  7:53                     ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2008-02-13  1:41 ` "ide=reverse" do we still " Rene Herman
2008-02-13  4:44   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 12:06     ` Rene Herman
2008-02-13 12:16       ` Michael Ellerman
2008-02-13 12:46         ` Rene Herman [this message]
2008-02-13 22:39           ` Michael Ellerman
2008-02-13 12:57       ` Rene Herman
2008-02-14 17:16     ` Bill Davidsen
2008-02-15 13:58       ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-13  2:43 ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-13  4:43   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13 15:32     ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-19 15:08       ` Ken Moffat
2008-02-13  7:54 ` [discuss] " Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13  8:26   ` Greg KH
2008-02-13  8:54     ` Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13 20:00     ` Dirk GOUDERS
2008-02-13 20:48       ` Greg KH

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