Re: [PATCH] pci: use pci=bfsort for HP DL385 G2, DL585 G2

From: Matt Domsch
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 20:48:55 EST

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:18:44AM +0200, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> Hello,
> HP ProLiant systems DL385 G2 and DL585 G2 need pci=bfsort to enumerate PCI
> devices in the expected order.
> (John, can you please confirm and ACK this?)

As a shameless plug, biosdevname is a userspace app I wrote to help
solve this so we don't need to patch the kernel for future systems.
It's not integrated into any distributions properly yet, but is
included in openSUSE 10.3 and Fedora 8 for people who want to download
and install it there. It acts as a udev helper.

For the time being, patching the kernel is necessary. I really hope
biosdevname eliminates that need in future distributions.


Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO &
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