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Re: Generic IDE support: initrd boot module parameters

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 20:30, Jacob L. Anawalt wrote:
>     [PATCH] Allow ide_generic_all to be used modular and built in
> 	    Allow ide/pci/generic to claim chipsets as a a module or
> 	    when built-in.  It requires using "all_generic_ide" as a
> 	    boot option.
> 	    Signed-off-by: Patrick Jefferson <henj@hp.com>
> 	    Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
> 	    Closes-Bug: 7017
> 	    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
> 	    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Having this patch included for Etch would be great.

> Even with this change, I believe that there is still a chicken in the
> egg problem with the debian-installer using debian-kernel images.
> Perhaps I am seeing this incorrectly. There seems to be no facility
> in the initrd made by mkinitramfs to pass command line module
> parameters to modprobe. The initrd loads a snapshot of modules and
> module settings from when it was made.

Yes, there is. See

Not 100% sure it will work for this case, but in principle it should.

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