ACPI/libata: Restore libata.noacpi support

This patch restores libata.noacpi support to libata-acpi.c.
There are broken optional control methods for ATA controller devices in the
real world.  The libata.noacpi has been used for a long time as a
workaround to deal with issues caused by the broken ASL codes.
1. The "noacpi" option is introduced by the following commit:
   commit 11ef697b37e3c85ce1ac21f7711babf1f5b12784
   Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:29:01 -0700
   Subject: libata: ACPI and _GTF support
2. The "noacpi" option is renamed to "libata_noacpi" by the following
   commit d7d0dad62a641c156386288a747c1a2f6bb2e42d
   Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 01:57:37 -0400
   Subject: [libata] Disable ACPI by default; fix namespace problems
3. Some of its logics are changed over time - becomes relying on the
   "acpi_handle" bound to the ATA devices since this commit:
   commit fafbae87db88a73b166d3bc3294d209207f27056
   Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 03:28:16 +0900
   Subject: libata-acpi: implement ata_acpi_associate()
4. The option is deleted by the following commit:
   commit 30dcf76acc695cbd2fa919e294670fe9552e16e7
   Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:13:04 +0800
   Subject: libata: migrate ACPI code over to new bindings
But the libata.noacpi setup is still left in the kernel without codes to
implement it.  So the deletion introduces a regression to the Linux.
This patch disables ATA_ACPI support at runtime by stopping acpi binding
on the ATA devices to fix this regression.
This patch is tested by booting a SATA x86-64 kernel or a PATA x86 kernel
with or without "libata.noacpi=1" kernel command line argument.

Signed-off-by: Lv Zheng <>
Signed-off-by: Aaron Lu <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <>
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