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Re: [ppc patch] support SCSI disks

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [ppc patch] support SCSI disks
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 19:09:57 +0000
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Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:

>>> If a system does turn up later in which some additional searching is
>>> needed, the problem can be resolved then. For now, my preference is
>>> not to write and maintain code that isn't needed, as unneeded code can
>>> only cause bugs.
>> What I mean is not writing unneeded code, just making it a bit more
>> generic.  For example scan from all the childs of aliases for block
>> devices.  In your case scsi/foo will show up.
> Keep in mind that on my New World Mac, I have both an "ide1" and an
> "hd" devalias. That will mean that GRUB will find and list both "hd"
> and "ide1/disk" as separate devices, even though they are just
> different names for the same thing. If you're happy with that then
> it's ok with me. Just make sure to check for both device_type == "ide"
> and "ata"; my New World says "ata" but my briQ says "ide".

It is not a problem to be able to access one device in multiple ways.
At least not for me.  It is more important to me to find all block
devices dynamically.


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