Re: kernel option for scsi emulation
On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:06:16 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> I have 2 kernels: Debian's 2.6.32-5-686 and my own 2.6.36-hvw.
> The former no longer has /dev/hd* the latter does as shown by blkid. 
> blkid for 2.6.32-5-686 and  for 2.6.36-hvw.
> What kernel option is responsible for that? Obviously I don't have that
> set in 2.6.36-hvw.
In brief, if I got it correctly, your Maxtor hard disk (IDE) is being
detected as "/dev/hd*" in 2.6.36 (using legacy pata module) and as "/dev/
sd*" in 2.6.32 (using new libata module).
Back to days I was using openSUSE, pata modules were loaded by telling
the kernel "hwprobe=-modules.pata" at GRUB prompt (or by stating so in
menu.lst). Maybe you are inadvertenly loading legacy pata module or you
have compiled the kernel with that flag switched on :-?
Compare both "lsmod | grep ata" outputs.