[linux-elitists] Your mother uses Western Digital

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Feb 16 13:44:58 PST 2000

Not that anyone on this list would buy such crap, but who knows
what people will drag to an installfest.

This is from a recent linux-kernel discussion. Quoting Andre Hedrick,
Linux ATA developer:

WDC drives blow off the CRC check of UDMA.........This is BAD and STUPID.
Several of the OEM chipset makers have allowed this crap to exist.
ATA-2 (style) can not handle ATA-3/4 transfer rates without the CRC
checks, you end up continuing the DMA writing regardless if you lost data
that would have been saved if the UDMA CRC was intact.

This is a pure hardware issue...


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