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SubjectRe: Driver retries disk errors.
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 12:38:45 +0100, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> Not really as far as I can tell. It isn't a disk any more, its a storage
> appliance on a funny connector. It already knows a lot about retries
> internally as well as rewriting blocks with high ECC error
> count. In fact you actually have to issue a different command to do
> read/write without retry.

True, but in the later versions of the ATA specification, the retry
option was depreciated. I think you'll find virtually every ATA drive
built today ignores that "suggestion" from the host.

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