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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kill HDIO_GETGEO_BIG_RAW ioctl
Andre Hedrick wrote:
> 28bit it is a free for all, and anything goes in linux because nobody is
> willing to commit and force anything over 8.4GB to LBA only. People think
> that "orphan sectors" are a bad thing. IFF one can only IO in LBA with
> the exception of sectors at or below the 8.4GB limit then one never needs
> to worry about rogue programs existing out in nowhere land.

libata requires LBA support, and always uses LBA addressing <grin>


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