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Bug 175288 - Genkernel doesn't enable SATA drivers in 2.6.19 and higher
Summary: Genkernel doesn't enable SATA drivers in 2.6.19 and higher
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Genkernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-19 23:55 UTC by John Saunders
Modified: 2007-08-12 21:38 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

.config file saved from menuconfig (config,43.89 KB, text/plain)
2007-08-12 21:35 UTC, rainer

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Description John Saunders 2007-04-19 23:55:13 UTC
In kernels 2.6.19 the SATA drivers were moved out of the SCSI hierarchy and into an ATA hierarchy. The standard config generkernel uses to configure the kernel is fetched from /usr/share/genkernel/x86/kernel-config-2.6 and it still has the old CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_* defines, but not the new CONFIG_ATA and CONFIG_SATA_* defines. The result is that a standard "genkernel --install all" command will produce a non-working kernel for people with SATA harddisks.

Genkernel version is 3.4.6 (the latest as of this posting I believe).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. genkernel --install all
2. Try to boot from a SATA drive

Expected Results:  
I think it unreasonable that a user would have to use the --menuconfig option every time to re-enable SATA. For a less common driver I would say it is OK, but for such a critical driver to the core functionality of Gentoo I think it should be enabled by default.

The way genkernel handles the kernel config files needs to be re-evaluated. The 2 options I see are:
1) Use the arch/i386/defconfig that comes with each kernel. Although Gentoo may require some tweaks to this to allow the generated kernel to boot properly.
2) Don't provide a single kernel for the 2.6 series, allow kernels to be specified with 3 digits and have genkernel pick the latest i.e. say you have kernel configs for 2.6, 2.6.5 and 2.6.19, if the kernel version is 2.6.19 or later you use the 2.6.19 config. It it is 2.6.5 or later, but less than 2.6.19 you use the 2.6.5 config. Anything else uses the 2.6 config.
Comment 1 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-04-20 11:36:07 UTC
This has been fixed in 3.4.7 already.  Please check the latest version of a package to see if your bug still exists before filing a bug report.  Thank you.  =]
Comment 2 rainer 2007-08-12 21:35:00 UTC
Created attachment 127905 [details]
.config file saved from menuconfig

# emerge --info
Portage (default-linux/amd64/2006.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.5-r4, 2.6.21-gentoo-r4 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.21-gentoo-r4 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
Gentoo Base System release 1.12.9
Timestamp of tree: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 15:00:01 +0000
ccache version 2.4 [enabled]
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.0.33-r1
dev-lang/python:     2.4.4-r4
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r6
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r7
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.61
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10
sys-devel/binutils:  2.17
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.16
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.23b
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.21
CFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/php/apache2-php5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig ccache distlocks metadata-transfer parallel-fetch sandbox sfperms strict"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --filter=H_**/files/digest-*"
USE="X a52 aac acpi aim alsa amd64 apache apache2 apm arts audiofile bash-completion bcmath berkdb bidi bitmap-fonts blas bluetooth bzip2 cdparanoia cdr cli cracklib crypt cups curl curlwrappers dga directfb doc dri dts dvb dvd dvdr dvdread eds emacs emboss encode esd evo examples exif fastcgi fbcon ffmpeg fftw flac foomaticdb fortran ftp ggi gif ginac glut gnome gnutls gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 hal iconv icq idn ieee1394 imagemagick imap imlib ipv6 isdnlog jabber java javascript jikes jpeg jpeg2k kde kdeenablefinal lapack lcms ldap leim libedit libwww lirc lm_sensors lzw lzw-tiff mad madwifi matroska midi mikmod mime mng mnogosearch mono mp3 mpeg mpi msn mudflap mule mysql mysqli nas ncurses nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin nvidia ogg ole openal opengl openmp osc oscar oss pam pcre pdf perl php plotutils png pppd python qt3 qt3support qt4 quicktime radius readline reflection samba scanner sdl seamonkey server session sockets socks5 spell spl ssl symlink szip tcpd tetex theora threads tidy tiff tokenizer truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts unicode usb v4l v4l2 vcd vhosts vorbis wifi wxwindows xcomposite xface xine xml xmlrpc xorg xosd xpm xv xvid yahoo zlib" ALSA_CARDS="hda-intel" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIRC_DEVICES="imon" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vesa fbdev"
Comment 3 rainer 2007-08-12 21:38:10 UTC
Sorry, please ignore my posting, this went to the wrong bug number.