Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/03/1999 07:35:27
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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 ?
My first NetBSD box was a 386-16 with 4MB and ESDI drives on a WD1007(?)
controller and a Micropolis 1355 (170MB disk)... I later moved to a
Maxtor 4380 and later still a Maxtor 8760... All of those drives handled
identification properly and reported correct geometry and size information.
I also used an Ultrastore ESDI controller at one point and the identification
worked through it as well...