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:
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
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:
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:
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 <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Aaron Lu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <email@example.com>
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