Re: 2.4.20-pre2-ac5 Promise PDC20269

From: Erik Andersen (
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 22:15:09 EST

On Tue Aug 20, 2002 at 07:40:37PM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > hde reduced to Ultra33 mode.
> > hde: host protected area => 1
> > hde: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1820KiB Cache, CHS=116336/16/63, UDMA(133)

BTW that host protected area message is pretty silly. It gives
the appearance that perhaps the BIOS has issued a SET MAX ADDRESS
when in fact, all the message is doing is enumerating the drive's
capabilities (duplicating what 'hdparm -I' does). At the
minimum, this message should be changed to something more like:

    printk("%s: host protected area supported: %s\n",
            drive->name, (flag==1)? "no" : "yes");

Personally, I think we should lose the message entirely. If
someone want to know what their drive can do, they can ask
hdparm and get a full listing,


Erik B. Andersen   
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