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    SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre2-ac5 Promise PDC20269

    Fair arguement.

    On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Erik Andersen wrote:

    > On Tue Aug 20, 2002 at 07:40:37PM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
    > > > hde reduced to Ultra33 mode.
    > > > hde: host protected area => 1
    > > > hde: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1820KiB Cache, CHS=116336/16/63, UDMA(133)
    >
    > BTW that host protected area message is pretty silly. It gives
    > the appearance that perhaps the BIOS has issued a SET MAX ADDRESS
    > when in fact, all the message is doing is enumerating the drive's
    > capabilities (duplicating what 'hdparm -I' does). At the
    > minimum, this message should be changed to something more like:
    >
    > printk("%s: host protected area supported: %s\n",
    > drive->name, (flag==1)? "no" : "yes");
    >
    > Personally, I think we should lose the message entirely. If
    > someone want to know what their drive can do, they can ask
    > hdparm and get a full listing,
    >
    > -Erik
    >
    > --
    > Erik B. Andersen http://codepoet-consulting.com/
    > --This message was written using 73% post-consumer electrons--
    >

    Andre Hedrick
    LAD Storage Consulting Group

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