Re: [PATCH] barrier patch set

From: Johannes Stezenbach
Date: Sat Mar 20 2004 - 18:37:35 EST

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On Saturday 20 of March 2004 12:36, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > > Correct answer is: everything is fine, RTFM (man hdparm). ;-)
> >
> > Not everything is fine. hdparm documents -i returns inconsistent data.
> > Most, but _NOT_ _EVERYTHING_ is cached: the multcount is updated, for
> > instance. What is that good for? Mix & Match whatever is convenient?
> I'm aware of this bug - driver shouldn't modify drive->id. Patches are welcomed.

Why? What's the reason for keeping out-of-date IDENTIFY data?

And what about ide_driveid_update()? Is it a bug that
it exists?

This is all too confusing for me :-(

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