Re: [PATCH] siimage: DRAC4 note

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 11:57:18 EST

Alan wrote:
The Dell DRAC4 has some interesting features including effectively hot
unplugging/replugging the virtual CD interface when the DRAC is reset.
This often causes drivers/ide/siimage to panic but is ok with the rather
smarter code in libata.

Just note this fact in the driver docs.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxx>

diff -u --new-file --recursive --exclude-from /usr/src/exclude linux.vanilla-2.6.20-mm2/drivers/ide/pci/siimage.c linux-2.6.20-mm2/drivers/ide/pci/siimage.c
--- linux.vanilla-2.6.20-mm2/drivers/ide/pci/siimage.c 2007-02-20 13:38:01.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-2.6.20-mm2/drivers/ide/pci/siimage.c 2007-02-20 13:59:44.000000000 +0000
@@ -26,6 +26,9 @@
* If you have strange problems with nVidia chipset systems please
* see the SI support documentation and update your system BIOS
* if neccessary
+ *
+ * If you are using a Dell DRAC4 you should use the libata driver
+ * if possible.

IMO it would probably easier on all involved if the comment noted what you state in the patch description.


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