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Re: 'smart' status on new laptop

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 16:03:53 -0500
"Jared D. McNeill" <> wrote:

> Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > Right, though it's running in PATA mode because something in NetBSD
> > can't cope with that drive in SATA mode, per a long-ago thread.  (I
> > should send-pr that.)
> SATA works fine for me.

That's why I haven't filed the PR yet -- I want to play around with a
few other parameters to see what's different about my system.  BUt I
retried it within the last two weeks, to see if other kernel changes
had helped.  Nope...  (Maybe I'll try it now -- I have to reboot
because the interrupt load is very high.  I suspected uhci3, so I tried
using drvctl to detach it.  That command isn't returning, and I have a
feeling that if I try anything drastic it's going to panic the

                --Steve Bellovin,

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