Re: IDE-flash device and hard disk on same controller

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 12:42:43 EST

On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Russell King wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 12:45:03AM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > > This is where JG's hard work and my time with him explaining it will help
> > > most. Also case where RMK's ARM toys do fun things and the assumption by
> > > the driver that POST is valid is DEAD WRONG. I will repeat the assumption
> > > of my code about POST is DEAD WRONG! POST like events happen at different
> > > times for various archs.
> >
> > Yet more FUD. Andre - go away and come back once you've calmed down.
> >
> > Maybe its because you don't actually understand my IDE hardware. I
> > dunno. But you are "DEAD WRONG" about the crap you've written above.
> >
> > Completely.
> NO, I just misreferenced you because you was asked to help in a situation
> with G Britton, as you have refreshed my memory with a hammer.
> So I apologize for mixing events and people.
> The point still stands, there are case where the OS is launched,
> regardless of bootloading, where devices can be lost if the time limits
> are not followed. In the case where my memory failed, you reminded me the
> device took 40 secs to spinup.

Oh I forgot to add, I said "POST-Like" events.
If Execute Diagnostics is never issues w/ the prior reset of the
devices/bus we do not have a quantified state the system should be left in
at bootloading.

Therefore I suspect the device is compliant and the HOST is bad.


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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