Subject: Re: accessing IDE hard drive via pcmcia card (redirected from netbsd-users)
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/21/2004 23:31:33
On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 05:22:29PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Manuel Bouyer writes:
> >On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 05:09:41PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >> 
> >> Could very well be.  And of course, my tests tonight will be different, 
> >> since the drive I had been talking to is now installed in the machine, 
> >> so all I can test on is the old drive...
> >
> >You can try dkctl on the drive in the machine, to see if any error
> >is returned :)
> >
> I get errors if I try 'save' or synccache.

For save it's expected: the ATA standard doesn't allow saving these parameters.
What error do you get for synccache ?
Also does the kernel print something (I made it a little bit more verbose) ?

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