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SubjectRe: ide-problem still with 2.4.21-pre5-ac1
On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 wrote:

> > why its not honouring PTBL values in his case apparently
> The disk capacity code foolishly sets heads to 255, and then
> ide_xlate_1024 decides that we already have chosen a translation,
> so that it does not have to figure out what translation to use.
> Andries

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Since you identify this as the problem, do you propose a solution? A flag
indicating that default values are in place, perhaps? Better checks to
ensure that if LBA is used the geometry is forced sane in some way? I
don't think special case code is desirable in this case, at least beyond
checking a flag if that's what's needed.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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