Do we still need ATA disk CHS addressing?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Mon Aug 10 16:38:33 UTC 2009
> Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> >> Have anybody seen ATA drive without LBA support in last years?
> > Yes
> What it is? Some ancient HDD or flash card?
Sorry my first reply was short, a holding reply,
( A server died, & 2nd reserve needed time, still does )
I run 20+ assorted hosts from 4.11 to 7.2 Uni & Dual proc, i386 (real 386!)
to 686 & amd64, so I guess I'm
A) Pretty vulnerable to legacy scare.
B) A litmus tesst for a wider community of others, some with older kit,
not on lists or with bleeding edge latest hardware, but will
get hit when stuff eg HCS gets declared legacy=dumped.
(hardware@ & arch@ are more likely mostly high enders,
lower percentage of legacy hardware users I guess)
If I have to pull the lid on 20/25 hosts, to check disk sticky
labels, I will if I must, but could you please reccomend people
syntax to run on 4 5 6 7 RELEASES to check if a host is susceptible ?
(Yes I know 4 is declares dead, but I still have lots of
hosts with it & I suspect quite a lot of others do,
be nice to know if any of those boxes are doomed to only
upgarde to 7 not 8 )
BTW My configs & dmesg extract:
The genuine 386 host uses config name MINI.
The config name SCAN represents a class of scanners with embedded
FreeBSD inside that a bunch of people have
I will turn on more verbose boot to increase
from its too minimal current
ata0 at port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 irq 14 on isa0
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