Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1998 06:23:53
I have to concur that the new probe messages are confusing.  They even
confused me until I looked at the code.  It's really ambiguous what
it's actually doing.

I'd suggest a few things:

1) Always print a message indicating whether or not the controller
   supports DMA.

2) Change:

wd0: PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2


wd0: drive supports ...

3) Change this message:

wd0: using 32-sector pio transfers, lba mode


wd0: using [N]-sector transfers, {LBA,CHS} addressing, {PIO,DMA,UDMA} mode [N]

and put it at the end of the probe.