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Re: AHCI driver progress report - hot-swap PM and parallel probe!

From: Dennis Melentyev <dennis.melentyev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 10:07:13 +0300

2009/6/14 Justin C. Sherrill <justin@shiningsilence.com>:
> On Sun, June 14, 2009 12:04 am, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
>> That's a bad idea.  The longer you wait, the greater will be the
>> install base that is using AHCI hardware with non-AHCI drivers, and
>> the more people will have problems with upgrades in the future.
> Thinking this through - people with existing, working machines may or may
> not have AHCI mode enabled in the BIOS, so they wouldn't be affected
> anyway, and machines without a legacy option wouldn't be unable to
> install.
> My experience with newer AHCI machines is limited, but it sounds like
> Constantine is right, and as long as it's documented, change now is less
> pain than change later.  I hate to push a feature that's working this well
> off to a future release, too.

Knowing the quality of Matt's work, I'm rather confident with
switching to ACHI even in my quite unsure installation (old P4 system
with not very reliable no-name PCI SATA card + IDE/UFS system drive).
The only thing I'm wondering about is can it be also supported with
some kind of tool to map fstab entries from adX to serial number/UUID
disk names? I mean some helper script running within, probably,
mergemaster procedure.

Or, at least some kind of HOWTO to handle this kind of things.

Dennis Melentyev

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