mdraid and hpa upgrade issues (was: Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap)

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Thu May 24 21:24:07 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 14:55 -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > Okay, fc6 mdraid to f7 upgrading via anaconda works for me now.
> > 
> >> Once that's done, I'll see what I can do to see if the kernel option 
> >> libata.ignore_hpa can be used to help those who don't really wanna 
> >> nuke their entire system to move from FC6 to F7.
> > 
> > Starting in on this right now...
> Got the problem reproducing, but...
>    Unknown boot option 'libata.ignore_hpa=1': ignoring
> Talked to davej, module parameters can't be passed on the command line 
> just yet. So anyone with an FC6 system that uses part of the host 
> protected area is currently not able to upgrade to F7 using anaconda 
> (FC6 to F7 can be done with some modprobe.conf magic and upgrading via 
> yum though).

Magic added to anaconda to recognize and dtrt with libata.ignore_hpa=1
as a command line flag.  Post F7, I'll make it generic for all modules
and module options.


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