Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/03/1999 15:29:33
On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 02:36:07AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>      This is wrong.  ESDI drives respond to the IDENTIFY command, and
> possibly other "ATA" commands.  ESDI is a superset of the original
> WD1003 command set, and ATA is a superset of that.

How does it anserw ? Does it just abort the command or does it report
some sensible data ?
I have a disk here which I believe is ESDI: is has a controller board with
3 cables: one shared by 2 drives and one which goes to each drive.
It doesn't anserw to IDENTIFY (it just abort it). The BIOS "auto detect
hard disk" doesn't work either.

>      My old ESDI drive has died, so I can't get you a sample result,
> but I have verified that it responds intelligently.

Do you know what model it was ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.