Subject: Re: IDE / ATAPI attachment without soft reset
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/16/1999 17:42:40
On Thu, Dec 16, 1999 at 04:04:18PM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> ST506 maybe but ESDI was around for a bit longer than that - IIRC ESDI
> made it up to 1G full-height 5.25" before dying completely.  I had a
> 330Mb half height ESDI for a long time - long enough that I got bitten
> by someone deciding to use the alt status register in wdc effectively
> breaking my system.  This was some years back though.

Hey, ESDI *is* supported even in -current ! I have a 40Mb HD I use from time
to time specifically to check this.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.