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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.18 IDE 73
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On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 16:46, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> Indeed thanks for the reminder. However as far as I'm concerned
> I would rather agree that the data currently present in those
> black/whitelists is basically useless. Most of the disks
> present there are simple plain just obsoleted by a great margin

Lots of people are still using them. Removing the blacklists "because
they are old disks" is not what I'd consider good practice.

> It's most propably not accurate for more modenr ATA host chip cells.

For the DMA blacklists thats not the case. You need to get more direct
contacts with the IDE/ATA drive vendors and documentation sets. The WDC
DMA blacklist entries for example are from specific WDC issued lists of
problem drives.

Alan

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