Subject: Re: Device Drivers Info wanted
To: None <email@example.com, tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@NetBSD.ORG>
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.