Subject: Re: FIX for: Problem with wd driver and Seagate drives (was: Re: NetBSD 3.0_BETA & RAIDframe problems)
To: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/16/2005 13:10:17
On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:55:00AM +0300, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
> Thanks, but it was so easy that even *I* could fix it :-)
> I didn't notice your mail before sending out my own
> patch which is already in the CVS...
> I agree this is not the best way to go.. I am not an
> expert in this area so I can't tell why not force LBA48 for
> all drives that support it. I just assume that it would
> have been done already if it was best for everybody :-)

The problem is that not all controllers support LBA48 (and in addition,
using LBA48 when it's not needed is slower). I know there are systems
using LBA48-capable drives on non-LBA48 controllers here, because we had to
fix the driver to not use LBA48 when not needed for those systems.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference