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Subject: Read Retry Patch

Read Retry Patch

From: <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 12:19:15 EDT

I can't get chat at work, so I'm putting this on the list.

I think that you need to add the error bit in the status register into your
Section 8.25.8 of the ATA spec says that Read Multiple will transfer corrupt
data if a device failure occurs.

The patch that I was working on was very similar to yours, but I implemented
a do/while. The while included the timeout, return value, and error bit in

Bad read data currently would not be a major problem, but when we start file
writes, I believe that we need to have confidence in the data.

Randy Wood
Received on 2002-09-24

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