On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 13:46 +0100, Rene Herman wrote: > 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.
Well it's sort of both I think. It's a schedule, but if enough people complain that something's being removed then it can be reconsidered before it's removed. cheers -- Michael Ellerman OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab wwweb: http://michael.ellerman.id.au phone: +61 2 6212 1183 (tie line 70 21183) We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. - S.M.A.R.T Person
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