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SubjectRe: Merging ATA passthru
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 15:14 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>>Folks,
>>
>>Taking Mark Lord's (and others) criticism to heart, I'm going to merge
>>the ATA passthru work upstream, once 2.6.14 is released.
>>
>>Since there are still some reported problems that I haven't had time to
>>track down, I'm going to -- like ATAPI -- introduce a module option that
>>enables passthru. It will default to off.
>>
>>Other features that follow a similar pattern -- 98% there but needs a
>>few final tweaks -- will be treated in the same way.
>
>
> can you get a patch into -mm that default-on's them? That way the brave
> of heart get it automatic while those who play safe get them
> default-off. Expands your testingbase as well ;)
>
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It's already there:

arcadia ~ # uname -a
Linux arcadia.lan 2.6.14-rc4-mm1 #2 Thu Oct 20 12:07:22 BST 2005 i686
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

arcadia ~ # smartctl -d ata -H /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.33 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

:-)

Chris

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