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    SubjectRe: possible bug in ide-disk.c ( but also older)
    On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 11:57:35AM +0100, Andreas Leitgeb wrote:
    > Last evening I got my hands back on that machine,
    > checked the kernel-config, and saw that GPT was
    > already *unselected*!
    > Actually, the whole "Advanced partition..."-bundle
    > was unchecked.

    Meanwhile I also found this bugreport (for ubuntu):
    which has quite a few "me,too"s, most of them referring to the
    same (as mine) Seagate 40GB model ST340823A, some others to a
    seagate 20GB model.
    And, they are better than me at collecting relevant facts ;-)

    Btw., this excerpt:
    hdc: Host Protected Area detected.
    current capacity is 78165360 sectors (40020 MB)
    native capacity is 78165361 sectors (40020 MB)
    hdc: Host Protected Area disabled.
    hdc: 78165361 sectors (40020 MB) w/1024KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
    hdc: cache flushes not supported

    looked the same for me those days, but when retrying lately
    with a yet unpatched, it reported the current capacity
    as 78165359 (one less!) (but the native capacity still 78165361)

    After patching away the "addr++;", the logs now say:
    hda: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/512KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
    and I really got 78165360 sectors according to /proc/ide/hda/capacity.

    Will this turn out as:
    "drive is broken, no kernel workaround will be done, end this thread"
    or is a real solution in any way realistic?

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