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Re: Bug#345067: My understanding of the IDE mess, and why it does not make sense to apply the proposed patch

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 10:28:57 -0500
Anthony DeRobertis <aderobertis@metrics.net> wrote:

> Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > I believe it is important for yaird to apply same strict logic to
> > all Linux kernels, official or not.
> Seems perfectly reasonable to me.


> I think the following has been discovered:
> 1. The ide-generic requirement was added by the modular IDE patch,
> which Debian included in its kernels. (Thus, kernel.org kernels never
> had it)
> 2. The ide-generic requirement is gone as of 2.6.15.
> I suspect a resolution that satisfies everyone is possible given the
> above two items.

I agree.

Do you consider the following a reasonable resolution?:

>From changelog for yaird 0.0.12-5:
>   * Drop ide-generic workarounds added in 0.0.12-2. This closes:
>     bug#345067 (thanks especially to Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org>
>     bug#for
>     his thorough analysis, and to others patiently helping resolve the
>     issues involved).
>     The workarounds turned out to be only needed together with a
>     Debian-specific modular-ide kernel patch (and then needed always -
>     not only with specific drivers).
>     The modular-ide patch has been in use for quite some time but was
>     dropped shortly after the yaird workaround got applied, and since
>     yaird has not yet been part of an official Debian release it is
> safe to not maintain support for the broken modular-ide patch.

>From changelog of yaird 0.0.12-6:
>   * Add NEWS item warning about dropped ide-generic workaround, and
>     suggesting a manual alternative (not adding README, as the need
> for this info should be only temporary).

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 - Jonas

* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist og Internet-arkitekt
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