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SubjectRe: [PATCH] libata: provide the ability to disable a disk via the params.
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 09:36:55PM +0100, Levente Kurusa wrote:
> >1.
> >Countering your nodisable comment, would it be valid to do:
> >libata.force=2:disable libata.force=2.02:nodisable
> >To disable all of port 2 except device 2?
> I think that makes sense and I support having 'nodisable'.

I really don't want to. Let's please add whatever is necessary for
fringe use cases but no more. It's not like this thing is generally

> >2. One of my friends wondered if it would be worthwhile to add force
> >keywords for other HORKAGE bits, and if so, should the
> >ata_lflag/ata_link force bits also be presented?
> I don't think so. Most of the other HORKAGEs are automatically
> recognized and applied by the code. I think the only ones
> which can cause trouble if not detected at first are the ones that are
> currently in the list.

Again, just whatever is immediately necessary, please.



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