Do we still need ATA disk CHS addressing?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Mon Aug 10 18:52:44 UTC 2009
> From: =?utf-8?Q?Dag-Erling_Sm=C3=B8rgrav?= <des at des.no>
> "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at berklix.com> writes:
> > Alexander Motin <mav at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > > Have anybody seen ATA drive without LBA support in last years?
> > Yes
> Have you really, or did you just assume that "old" means "no LBA"?
Yes, I just assumed.
> CHS doesn't scale past
> 504 MB, so any ATA disk larger than that must peforce support LBA.
Ah! If so, then no problem here, Thanks Dag-Erling :-)
Alexander Motin wrote:
> `atacontrol cap adX` can show you if LBA is supported.
Thanks Alexander, I will check that tomorrow on every host I have.
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