Subject: Re: faulty hard disk driver patch in pcmcia patches
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/18/1996 22:39:51
>>>>> "enami" == enami tsugutomo <> writes:

enami> John Kohl <> writes:
>> I've excised the bad wd.c patch from the patch kits on and

enami> Then there is no special patch for wd.c, right?  But my laptop (DEC
enami> HiNote Ultra II) reports "hard error reading ..." on disk access after
enami> resume if using plain wd.c.

I'm not totally certain of why this is (I don't know enough about the
hardware involved), but I'm told that with this patch some drives will
lose their geometry translation after a reset/unwedge.  After that, the
driver will be using one set of cylinder/head/sector geometries and the
disk will be using another, leading to file system data corruption.

If it works for you, then you're lucky/fine.  It does cause problems for
other systems.

Charles Hannum has mentioned in conversation that he'd like to see a
proper fix for the problem--any takers?