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SubjectRe: Quick question.
On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, Michael Neuffer wrote:

> I had to _add_ some code to the (E)IDE driver to properly detect
> EATA compliant (DPT et al.) SCSI controllers and drop them.....
> They do a ATA interface emulation in hardware and an unsuspecting EIDE
> driver would always detect them and start using them.
> It would work fine for the first two drives.....but you couldn't access the
> rest of the devices (besides loosing all of the other SCSI advantages).

that would explain these phantom hdc and hdd i've been meaning to ask
about :) are these supposed to show up, or should they be dropped as well?
this is the dmesg output for my 2.0.12 kernel.

ide: i82371 PIIX (Triton) on PCI bus 0 function 57
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7
ide0 timing: (0x8000) sample_CLKs=5, recovery_CLKs=4
master: fastDMA=off PreFetch=off IORDY=off fastPIO=off
slave : fastDMA=off PreFetch=off IORDY=off fastPIO=off
hda: Pioneer CD-ROM ATAPIModel DR-UP124X 0100, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdc: probing with STATUS instead of ALTSTATUS
hdd: probing with STATUS instead of ALTSTATUS
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
Started kswapd v
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
EATA (Extended Attachment) driver version: 2.58g
developed in co-operation with DPT
(c) 1993-96 Michael Neuffer, mike@i-Connect.Net
Registered HBAs:
HBA no. Boardtype Revis EATA Bus BaseIO IRQ DMA Ch ID Pr QS S/G IS
scsi0 : PM2124A/9X- v07C.0 2.0c PCI 0x0170 11 BMST 1 7 N 64 64 N
scsi0 : EATA (Extended Attachment) HBA driver
scsi : 1 host.
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST12450W Rev: 0008
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
scsi0: queue depth for target 0 on channel 0 set to 64
scsi : detected 1 SCSI disk total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 3611447 [1763 MB] [1.8 GB]

Ray Lehtiniemi <>

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