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SubjectRe: [PATCH] off-by-1 error in ide-probe (2.4.x)


On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:
>
> Agreed. That would be a trivially easy bug in the firmware, limiting to
> 255 sectors seems safer.
>
> Linus
>
> Yes, possibly.
> I checked old standards, and see that "0 means 256 as a sector count"
> is already in ATA-1.

Yes. But we could have some silly bug in the Linux drivers too, if some
part of the driver reads back the sector count and doesn't do the 0==256
conversion. So let's not blame the disk quite yet. Although it would be
interesting to hear if the problem only happens for a specific disk or
manufacturer...

Linus

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