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SubjectRe: Triton DMA
linux kernel account wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Nov 1997, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> > You're right that an unacceptable overhead would be incurred if
> > software would need to calculate the CRC. As to the speed of
> > calculating a CRC against that of parity, both can be implemented in
> > hardware with just a few xor gates.
> But IS it implimented in IDE hardware? And what kind of overhead to it
> cause bandwidth wise?

It is implemented in hardware.

And, it is only a crc16 rather than crc32 (had it wrong in earlier
We just need to add detect/retry logic for CRC errors,
which are signalled to us by a new bit in the IDE ERROR register.

Just cuz it's IDE doesn't mean the designers were clueless.

the Linux IDE guy

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