On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 02:41:07AM +0100, Rene Herman wrote: > On 13-02-08 01:15, Greg KH wrote: > >> I'm reworking the pci device list logic (we currently keep all PCI >> devices in 2 lists, which isn't the nicest, we should be able to get >> away with only 1 list.) >> The only bother I've found so far is the pci_get_device_reverse() >> function, it's used in 2 places, IDE and the calgary driver. >> I'm curious if we really still support the ide=reverse option? It's a >> config option that I don't think the distros still enable (SuSE does >> not). Is this still needed these days? >> In digging, we changed this option in 2.2.x from being called >> "pci=reverse" and no one else seems to miss it. >> Any thoughts? > > 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? thanks, greg k-h - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ide" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html