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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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