RE: [PATCH]: Sanity checking for drives that claim to be LBA-48, but aren't!

From: James Finnie (
Date: Thu Oct 17 2002 - 05:02:19 EST

> There are also a set of bits that reports which revs of the
> ATA standard
> a drive complies with. Should we check that one as well?
> Eric

Knowing my luck, those bits are probably broken on my drives too :)

Sounds like common sense though. I don't pretend to know enough about how
the IDE driver works in order fix it... Andre? :)


Oh, appologies to everyone for the line-wrapped patch, M$Exchange has *LOTS*
to answer for. If you want the patch without line-wraps, email me and I'll
send it as an attachment. Didn't want to polute the list.

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