Re: New pre-2.0.31 patches..

Bill Hawes (
Tue, 05 Aug 1997 11:59:24 -0400

Doug Ledford wrote:

> Additionally, we know try to negotiate wide connections with any device set
> to negotiate wide connections in the SCSI BIOS settings, but we handle
> results differently than the BIOS does. As a side effect, some drives you
> have to manually set the BIOS to no wide negotiation to make the drives work
> with the latest driver (it was a trade-off between making this item of
> negotiation work or possibly thinking that a not-ready drive was refusing
> wide negotation in error).

Couldn't you first try a simple negotiation (i.e. something that every
drive supports) to rule out the not-ready case, and then proceed to wide
negotiation? Seems as though your current strategy may break some
otherwise working installations.