kernelparameter idex=noprobe

From: Markus Kossmann
Date: Fri Mar 12 2004 - 12:35:12 EST

according to linux-2.6.4/Documentation/ide.txt :
"idex=noprobe" : do not attempt to access/use this interface
SuSEs inofficial 2.6.4-0 kernel ( precompiled from rpm) comes with

Trying to use the sata_sil driver for my sil3112 controler I did give
ide4=noprobe ide5=noprobe hdi=noprobe hdj=noprobe hdk=noprobe hdl=noprobe
on the kernel commandline

The Bootup- messages show:
6>Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
<4>Built 1 zonelists
<4>Kernel command line: root=/dev/hde2 vga=0x317 desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0
splash=silent 3
ide4=noprobe ide5=noprobe hdi=noprobe hdj=noprobe hdk=noprobe hdl=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdclun=0
<6>bootsplash: silent mode.
<6>ide_setup: ide4=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: ide5=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: hdi=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: hdj=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: hdk=noprobe
<6>ide_setup: hdl=noprobe
6>ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
<6>AMD7411: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
<6>AMD7411: chipset revision 1
<6>AMD7411: not 100%% native mode: will probe irqs later
<6>AMD7411: 0000:00:07.1 (rev 01) UDMA100 controller
<6> ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
<6> ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
<4>hda: DM166D DVD-ROM, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
<4>ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
<4>ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
<6>PDC20270: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:09.0
<6>PDC20270: chipset revision 2
<6>PDC20270: 100%% native mode on irq 177
<6> ide2: BM-DMA at 0x1830-0x1837, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
<6> ide3: BM-DMA at 0x1838-0x183f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
<4>hde: SAMSUNG SP0612N, ATA DISK drive
<4>ide2 at 0x1868-0x186f,0x1862 on irq 177
<6>SiI3112 Serial ATA: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0a.0
<6>SiI3112 Serial ATA: chipset revision 2
<6>SiI3112 Serial ATA: 100%% native mode on irq 185
<6> ide4: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hdi:pio, hdj:pio
<6> ide5: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hdk:pio, hdl:pio
<4>hde: max request size: 1024KiB
<6>hde: 117304992 sectors (60060 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63,
<6> hde: hde1 < hde5 hde6 hde7 hde8 hde9 > hde2 hde3 hde4

Why is the SIL3112 taken over by the siimage driver ?
Did I misinterpret ide.txt, is ide.txt wrong or is this a bug ?

hdi=noprobe seems to work however. The attached SATA disk doesn't show up.
And it does show up if I leave out hdi=noprobe.

Is there any chance to use sata_sil with that kernel configuration ?
Or is recompiling with CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE=m or with siimage disabled the
only option ?
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