Re: HOWTO - Speed up IDE HD's
On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:07:26AM +0000, Svens wrote:
<hdparm suicide deleted>
Gee, let's turn another cluebie loose with a shotgun, and see if he can
zorch his data.
Let's not find out what modes his drives actually support, and let's make
sure that the kernel can't reset it if it's wrong. Let's unmask
interrupts, without finding out if his hardware can deal with it. Let's
try to force DMA on, without finding out whether or not his kernel supports
his IDE chipset.
Never mind that the kernel can do 90% of this on its own, and a wonderful
first step should *always* be finding out why it HASN'T.
People who write hdparm HOWTOs need to be hung up by their toenails. I've
yet to read one that tried to be an even minimally responsible resource.
> good luck
Yeah, he'll need it.
Marc Wilson | System restarting, wait...