Re: Why no modules for IDE chipset support?

From: Steven Walter (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 11:34:45 EST

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 11:31:25AM +0200, Uwe Bonnes wrote:
> Hallo,
> why are the IDE chipset support driver not modularized? Is there anything
> fundamental that inhibits using these drivers as a modules?

They are availible as modules. See "ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support," which is
a tristate. If you select that as a module, then all the chipsets you
select for support later will be compiled into one large module.

This is probably a bad idea, though, because if you compile IDE support
as a module, you will not be able to mount your root partition if it is
on an IDE disk.

I hope this clears things up for you.

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			-- George Orwell
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