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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] libata: Don't trust current capacity values in identify words 57-58
Hello.

Robert Hancock wrote:

> Hanno Böck reported a problem where an old Conner CP30254 240MB hard drive
> was reported as 1.1TB in capacity by libata:
>
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/2/13/134
>
> This was caused by libata trusting the drive's reported current capacity in
> sectors in identify words 57 and 58 if the drive does not support LBA and the
> current CHS translation values appear valid. Unfortunately it seems older
> ATA specs were vague about what this field should contain and a number of drives
> used values with wrong byte order or that were totally bogus. There's no
> unique information that it conveys and so we can just calculate the number
> of sectors from the reported current CHS values.
>
> While we're at it, clean up this function to use named constants for the
> identify word values.
>
> Signed-off-by: Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@gmail.com>
>

Acked-by: Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com>

... though I'm not sure that the rename should be a part of this patch.

> diff --git a/drivers/ata/libata-core.c b/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
> index 9fbf059..33b5549 100644
> --- a/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
> +++ b/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
> @@ -1322,14 +1322,16 @@ static u64 ata_id_n_sectors(const u16 *id)
> {
> if (ata_id_has_lba(id)) {
> if (ata_id_has_lba48(id))
> - return ata_id_u64(id, 100);
> + return ata_id_u64(id, ATA_ID_LBA_CAPACITY_2);
> else
> - return ata_id_u32(id, 60);
> + return ata_id_u32(id, ATA_ID_LBA_CAPACITY);
> } else {
> if (ata_id_current_chs_valid(id))
> - return ata_id_u32(id, 57);
> + return id[ATA_ID_CUR_CYLS] * id[ATA_ID_CUR_HEADS] *
> + id[ATA_ID_CUR_SECTORS];
>

It won't hurt to comment on why the capacity is ignored.
Unfortunately, the IDE code lacks such comment.

MBR, Sergei


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