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SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
On Thu, Jan 10 2002, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Jim Crilly wrote:
>
> > Actually it would seem this is just Andre's, not so subtle, way of
> > trying to prove that his ATA133/48-bit addressing patches need
> > included in 2.4.
>
> I think you'll agree with him the moment you end up with
> a cheap 160 GB drive in your machine and the old driver
> (which is limited to 32(?)-bit LBA) won't let you use a
> large portion of the disk ;)

It's 28-bit LBA, which means

2^28 * 512 == 137GB (hard disk manufacturer gigs)

So waste is just 23GB :-)

Once the ide stuff has been proven, of course it will get integrated.

--
Jens Axboe

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