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Subject: Re: hard drive activity indicator
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-05-08


true blast wrote:
> i have a question. i was thinking of modding my
> jukebox to change the red LED to be the hard drive
> activity indicator (tie it to pin 39 of the IDE
> interface). does this LED serve any useful purpose?
> i have never seen it turn on...this is why i ask.
> what do you guys think?
>
> or is there any way in software to patch something to
> do this? or is this pin of the IDE interface not tied
> to an I/O port or interrupt on the processor/hardware
> that could be detected from software?

The LED is software controlled. And we are using it for hard disk
activity in our ATA driver. Your prayers have been heard! :-)

/Linus



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