Bug#534708: closed by Bastian Blank <email@example.com> (Re: Bug#534708: linux-source-2.6.30: 8086:27df libata driver missing in Debian kernel)
On 06/29/2009 11:17 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 10:48 +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
On 06/27/2009 08:48 AM, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
which was filed against the linux-source-2.6.30 package:
#534708: linux-source-2.6.30: 8086:27df libata driver missing in Debian kernel
It has been closed by Bastian Blank<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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I reported this difference because it removes a driver I use. This driver does not use any firmware
so I do not see any point in removing it.
libata is a library module, not a driver. Please explain what the
actual problem is rather than pointing at changes that may or may not be
However, there are libata based IDE drivers (as opposed to the old IDE drivers) which are
technically superior (support mod_unload for one). Using this driver also avoids compiling a whole
kernel subsystem (the old IDE/MFM/whatnot).
The patch which I posted in the report allows me to use libata based driver for my onboard IDE
controller which is not possible with Debian kernels which miss those PCI ID entries.