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SubjectRe: What's in libata-dev.git

Jeff Garzik wrote:

>>> The following libata changes are queued for 2.6.19:
>>> General
>>> -------
>>> * Increase lba28 max sectors from 200 to 256
>> [...]
>>> Jeff Garzik:
>> [...]
>>> [ATA] Increase lba48 max-sectors from 200 to 256.

>> So was it for LBA28 or for LBA48?
>> As for LBA28, it might be quite dangerous. Particularly, I know
>> that IBM drives used to mistreated 256 as 0 in the past (bumped into
>> that on a 8-year old drive which is still alive though).

> That's a typo. The first description ("lba28") is correct.

> Let me know if your IBM drive has problems with current
> libata-dev.git#upstream...

It's not likely I'll be able to try it. But I'm absolutely sure that drive
aborted the read commands with the sector count of 0 (i.e. 256 actually). The
exact model was IBM DHEA-34331.
255 sectors actually seems more safe bet.

WBR, Sergei
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