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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ide: limit drive capacity to 137GB if host doesn't support LBA48


Alan Cox wrote:

>On Iau, 2003-08-14 at 02:24, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>
>> hwif->rqsize = old_hwif.rqsize;
>>- hwif->addressing = old_hwif.addressing;
>>+ hwif->no_lba48 = old_hwif.no_lba48;
>>
>
>This change is a bad idea. Its called "addressing" because that is what
>it is about (see SATA and ATA specs). In future SATA addressing becomes
>a 0,1,2 value because 48bits isnt enough, it may get more forms beyond
>that.
>

Wow! Isn't that over 100 thousand TB? ;)


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