> which always defaults to zero. But on all the machines I can
> get my hands on I set it to one because it makes the system
> smoother under high disk load.
this is a sign that your systems are either misconfigured or old,
since that setting is only relevant to PIO modes. seriously,
unless you have >4 year old hardware, you owe it to yourself to
get it into a non-crippled (DMA/UDMA) mode, rather than sugar-coating
the horrible, archaic, PIO mode...
> off? What system s actually have a problem with this?
legend has it that some very old systems can't deal with
interrupts during a rep insw/outsw. since the setting is
irrelevant for any modern system, defaulting to safe is correct.
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