Subject: Re: Device Drivers Info wanted
To: None <, tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/15/1996 17:48:08
   : The drive is reported by NetBSD as not to support a mode sense command.

   Then it is severely broken. The device is asked with a READ CAPACITY
   command about its size, and on any failing command, a MODE SENSE would
   be sent (I guess) to get the exact error code.

Huh?  You're thinking of REQUEST SENSE, which is mandatory, and completely

The driver whines a little if the MODE SENSE command fails to read page 4
(the geometry info).  This is basically harmless, as the geometry isn't
really used for anything.