On Thu, 16 May 2002, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> I send Ralf a fix a couple of weeks ago, which introduced the byteswapping,
> which really is necessary.
> This fix is probably only necessary for bigendian systems with large IDE
> disks (>8GB), which support LBA mode.
> I send this patch over a year ago. I discovered that when I ran on a disk,
> which was larger than 8GB, it was only treated as 8GB.
> The problem with the fix is, it is not backward compatible. After the fix
> I needed to reinstall my bigendian system.
> As I told Ralf, this fix will be a pain for everyone, but I guess we need
> the fix eventually.
Why would you have to reinstall the system?
Isn't this just a problem with ide_fix_driveid() (new field for disks larger
than 8 GiB, which we don't byteswap yet)?
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