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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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