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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.21-rc1 pointless IDE noise reduction
On Thu, Apr 24 2003, Erik Andersen wrote:
> The ide driver does not list whether drives support things like
> write cache, SMART, SECURITY ERASE UNIT. But for some silly
> reason it tells us at boot whether each drive is capable of
> supporting the Host Protected Area feature set. If people want
> to know the capabilites of their drive, they can run 'hdparm'
> and find out.
>
> This patch removes this pointless noise. Please apply,
>
>
> --- linux/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c.orig 2003-04-24 03:23:53.000000000 -0600
> +++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c 2003-04-24 03:24:54.000000000 -0600
> @@ -1133,10 +1133,7 @@
> */
> static inline int idedisk_supports_host_protected_area(ide_drive_t *drive)
> {
> - int flag = (drive->id->cfs_enable_1 & 0x0400) ? 1 : 0;
> - if (flag)
> - printk("%s: host protected area => %d\n", drive->name, flag);
> - return flag;
> + return((drive->id->cfs_enable_1 & 0x0400) ? 1 : 0);
> }

Seconded, it causes a lot more confusion than it does good.

--
Jens Axboe

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