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SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 01:15:57PM +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> 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 :-)

At the current rate the 200GB or 32GB disk will appear in a couple of
days: 320-137 = 183 GB :-)

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

At this time it is stale enough to keep my laptop from filesystem
corruption (write cash flush)...

-Marcel
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