Switchover to CAM ATA?

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Mon Apr 26 15:18:14 UTC 2010

On Apr 26, 2010, at 6:51 AM, Alexander Motin wrote:
> Marius Strobl wrote:
>> As noted earlier, pc98 and sparc64 need ada(4)/CAM ATA to perform
>> geometry translation as done by ad_firmware_geom_adjust() for ad(4),
>> which the following patch hooks up to both:
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~marius/ata_disk_firmware_geom_adjust.diff
>> You preferred to implement such functionality via XPT_CALC_GEOMETRY
>> though (I'm still not convinced that it makes sense to put this
>> functionality into every ATA SIM the same way it is done for SCSI
>> rather than letting ada(4) handle it the same way for all SIMs
>> however). Have you looked into implementing XPT_CALC_GEOMETRY for
>> ATA CAM or is it okay to commit the above patch?
> Sorry, I have forgotten about this.
> I don't have better idea. For ATA translation seems indeed more
> platform- then controller-specific. May be I would just preferred to see
> this hack to be done inside XPT_CALC_GEOMETRY handler, as it is done now
> for PC98 SCSI. But looking that whole this topic is quite crappy and
> hopefully going to die sometimes, I won't argue much against committing
> this as-is for now.

Put this into XPT_CALC_GEOMETRY.  There's no point in perpetuating the mistakes of the ata driver.
Give me a day or two to think of a reasonable way to do it right.


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