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    SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre2-ac5 Promise PDC20269
    On Tue Aug 20, 2002 at 07:40:37PM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
    > > hde reduced to Ultra33 mode.
    > > hde: host protected area => 1
    > > hde: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1820KiB Cache, CHS=116336/16/63, UDMA(133)

    BTW that host protected area message is pretty silly. It gives
    the appearance that perhaps the BIOS has issued a SET MAX ADDRESS
    when in fact, all the message is doing is enumerating the drive's
    capabilities (duplicating what 'hdparm -I' does). At the
    minimum, this message should be changed to something more like:

    printk("%s: host protected area supported: %s\n",
    drive->name, (flag==1)? "no" : "yes");

    Personally, I think we should lose the message entirely. If
    someone want to know what their drive can do, they can ask
    hdparm and get a full listing,


    Erik B. Andersen
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