Re: 2.6.11-rc3-bk1: ide1: failed to initialize IDE interface
From: Jean Delvare
Date: Sat Feb 05 2005 - 17:27:52 EST
Hi again Bartlomiej, all,
> > Notice how ide1, which happens to have no device attached, is listed
> > twice. I can reproduce this on my second system as well (i386 too,
> > but otherwise completely different). I guess it doesn't cause any
> > trouble, but looks suboptimal.
> CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC is enabled
> > While we're at it, I also wonder why ide2-ide5 are probed, when
> > neither of my systems has them.
> CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC again
You got it. Disabling CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC let me get rid of these
duplicate/additional probes. Thanks for the hint :)
A real help text attached to this configuration option would certainly
have helped here. And the label misses its leading capital.
> Alan has a patch in -ac to not probe for legacy ports if system
> has PCI but it needs testing and is limited to x86 currently.
> Also it not a full solution as legacy ports logic needs to be
> moved to ide_generic anyway...
Maybe the option should be relabelled from "generic/default IDE chipset
support" to "Non-PCI IDE chipset support" or "Legacy IDE ports support"?
I think it should express the fact that people with modern systems do
not need it, providing this is actually the case - not sure I exactly
understand what it is.
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