Re: IDE from current bk tree, UDMA and two channels...

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 17:52:18 EST

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Petr Vandrovec wrote:

> > Uh-oh...
> >
> > Let me see if I got it straight:
> >
> > a) your disk doesn't work with half-Kb requests
> > b) you have a partition with odd number of sectors
> > c) hardsect_size is set to half-Kb
> > d) old code worked since it rounded size to multiple of kilobyte.
> >
> > Correct?
> Yes, exactly. Replacing disk is not an option...

OK. At the very least we need a way for driver to tell what the sector
size is. And that can be a problem - AFAICS IDE shares the queue for
master and slave and sector size is queue property.

BTW, what type of partition table do you have there?

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