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On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 10:59:19AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> [..]
> But, really, it's not clear to me that it's worth doing non-LBA48
> transfers at all on drives capable of LBA48 - what's the cost, two more
> command bytes per transfer?  Four?  And that, only for accesses below
> the 128G point.
> We might need quirks for drives that claim LBA48 but which do not
> actually work with LBA48, but I suspect there would be very few of
> them, way fewer than the current (and growing) list.

the problem is not drives, the problem is controllers.
Some IDE controllers don't support LBA48, but I don't have a list of
those. The only way to know is to try ...

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

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