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SubjectRe: RFC (patch below) Re: ide drive problem?

Sorry ABORTED commands are reported ad valid errors.
The case of SMART errors is that SMART may not be enabled in the device.


Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development
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On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > This is an error that I am considering removing form the user's view.
> > For the very fact/reason you are pointing out; however, it becomse
> > more painful when performing error sorting.
> Another 'error' you may want to silence some time is the one
> that appears when you query SMART status of a recent IBM drive.
> hde: drive_cmd: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> hde: drive_cmd: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
> This happens if the drive is SMART capable, but not SMART enabled,
> and you ask it if it can do SMART. Once you enable it, subsequent
> queries work without spitting out the error.
> (Unless you turn it off again)
> I'm not sure if this a quirk of these drives (I've not seen it happen
> on any other vendor), or the code.
> regards,
> Dave.
> --
> | Dave Jones.
> | SuSE Labs

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