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SubjectRe: Reproducable hard locks in 2.2.17. IDE related
On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> > Here 1.4 MB is wasted on hdb because the BIOS has invented
> > this 1229/255/63 translation. The disk access methods on
> > hdb and hdc is the same.
> Yes, and soon CHS will go away completely with 48-bit LBA or if you CHS
> these large drives. I considered the making of a forced policy if you
> have drives beyond 80 or 100 GB but policies are pooh-poohed regardless if
> they are correct. Thus I will have to wait for the 137GB limit to enforce
> the standard and make the default CHS limited to 137GB and beyond that you
> have to use LBA.


Maybe it's a good idea in case of the buggy VIA to bark loudly if a DMA
and non DMA disk are on the same bus ??

I'll have a look at the code and see if I understand is. Golden rule
: Never without coffee, I mix up if () and switch() :-)))



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