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Re: LBA48 bug and the wd_quirk_table in wd.c for 2.5" drives

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 08:36:58PM +0200, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 07:14:19PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
> > I commented out the explicit quirk list, and all is working happily with
> > disks which matched that list, i.e., the generic code works well...
> That was not the point of my mail.

Sorry, my point was that the quirk list can die... (It then is confusing
when there are 2 possible routes to the same result.)

> First I thought that my disks were bad when I got a kernel message and was
> about to get the drives replaced.
> Using the generic code path also adds also some retries on the disk level.
> I prefer to not get hit by a kernel error message about my disks when
> it hits the affected area.

Or friendlier message?

> I should have known why i don't like seagate drive so much, that 'bug'
> and the broken s.m.a.r.t. implementation.

I didn't know about the broken smart implementation... What have I got to
look forward to?



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