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From: Andries Brouwer <aebr@win.tue.nl>
To: Walt H <waltabbyh@comcast.net>
Cc: Andries Brouwer <aebr@win.tue.nl>,
	Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	arjanv@redhat.com,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	davzaffiro@tasking.nl
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pdcraid and weird IDE geometry
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:58:10 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030718105810.A2925@pclin040.win.tue.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3F175C5C.3030708@comcast.net>; from waltabbyh@comcast.net on Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 07:33:00PM -0700

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 07:33:00PM -0700, Walt H wrote:

> OK. Just got home from work. I've tried booting and specifying geometry
> via hdg=79780,16,63 hdg=noprobe etc... The geometry is accepted,
> however, drive access fails when trying to read the disk. This geometry
> is the geometry reported by hde (my old drive without screwy geometry).
>  The code in calc_pdcblock_offset to calculate the offset is unchanged
> in my patch (except the date type conversion to float) and calls
> get_info_ptr for geometry.

I don't understand. Did you introduce some float? Remove it immediately.

You just replace

        lba = (ideinfo->capacity / (ideinfo->head*ideinfo->sect));
        lba = lba * (ideinfo->head*ideinfo->sect);
        lba = lba - ideinfo->sect;

by

	lba = ideinfo->capacity - 63;

Then everything works for you, I suppose.
Subsequently we wait for other people with the same hardware
and see how the 63 varies as a function of their setup.
(Or maybe you can go into the BIOS and specify different
translations yourself?)

(By the way, didnt your boot parameters lead to ideinfo->head = 16
and ideinfo->sect = 63?)

Andries


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-18  8:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-17  2:26 Walt H
2003-07-17  8:49 ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-07-17 14:37   ` Walt H
2003-07-17 14:58     ` Alan Cox
2003-07-17 15:34       ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-17 16:03         ` Andries Brouwer
2003-07-17 15:34       ` Andries Brouwer
2003-07-18  2:33         ` Walt H
2003-07-18  8:58           ` Andries Brouwer [this message]
2003-07-18 13:56             ` Walt H
2003-07-17 12:19 ` David Zaffiro
2003-07-18 14:51 Walt H

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