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SubjectRe: ide-disk.c rev 1.13 killed CONFIG_IDEDISK_STROKE
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On Sad, 2003-08-02 at 18:42, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> OK, so we have to investigate. This strange test was inserted
> in 2.4 and 2.5 via Alan, and google gives me Alan's changelog:
>
> Linux 2.5.66-ac1
> o Don't issue WIN_SET_MAX on older drivers (Jens Axboe)
> (Breaks some Samsung)

Some older Samsung drives don't abort WIN_SET_MAX but the firmware
hangs hence the check.

> If possible we would like to remove the test and test the
> right bits instead. But if that Samsung disk claims it
> supports HPA and doesnt..

That would be better if it is the case

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