lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Mar]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] barrier patch set
Date
On Saturday 20 of March 2004 12:36, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > Correct answer is: everything is fine, RTFM (man hdparm). ;-)
>
> Not everything is fine. hdparm documents -i returns inconsistent data.
> Most, but _NOT_ _EVERYTHING_ is cached: the multcount is updated, for
> instance. What is that good for? Mix & Match whatever is convenient?

I'm aware of this bug - driver shouldn't modify drive->id. Patches are welcomed.

> Are there systems where -I will not work? If there are none, hdparm 6.0

It should always work.

> should be shipped without the -i option.

Why? It can be sometimes useful for debugging purposes
and HDIO_GET_IDENTIFY ioctl is not going away in 2.6.x.

Regards,
Bartlomiej

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:01    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans