Subject: Re: two disks, two controlers, same bad block
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/27/2006 13:26:24
>We *already* do that.  It's just a question of drawing the line at
>0xfffffff vs 0x10000000 - Seagate draws it one block earlier than they
>should, and the quirk entry makes our driver match that.  The quirk
>entry does complicate that check slightly, adding another bit test.
>If you're that worried about efficiency, try changing the > to >= (to
>make LBA48 kick in with sector 0xfffffff instead of 0x10000000) and
>dropping the quirk.  See if it makes a measurable difference.  (I doubt
>it will, but would love to hear from anyone with real measured data.)

right. will do. soon...

// George

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