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On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:17:46PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Well, not really because previous standards didn't say that.
> ATA-5 specifically says that word 61-60 shall be less than or equal
> to  268,435,456 (which is 0x10000000). They changed their mind for ATA-6.

Yeah, but ATA-5 doesn't have LBA48 mode.  And we have that check depending
on the drive supporting LBA48 mode, i.e being at least ATA-6.  And for
ATA-6 the threshold is constant.

So I think we're safe for ATA-5 because the check won't be done for lack
of LBA48 support.


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