27 Apr 2000 axboe   » (Master)

Still collecting data to determine the influence on elevator settings on unplugging of devices. I now have so much data stored it's beginning to get silly :-). On the side I'm collecting data for "normal system use" -- I want to convince David that writes do not dominate as much as he thinks! I don't know, though, I want to let the logger run for another day until I look at the output. I often forget that it is running, which is good for getting unbiased results.

Fixed several sillies in ide-cd, including cleaning up the ACER50 MODE_SENSE stuff that got shoved in earlier. I think we want to go for the regulation sized capabilities page buffer, if that doesn't work I can always blame it on the drive. Sticking to ATAPI is good in that sense, otherwise it has its deficiencies. If anybody should get into trouble there's an easily changeable define in ide-cd.h.

Don't ever try to "hot plug" IDE drives, especially if you turn the power connector upside down by mistake... Lots of smoke and several weeks of packet writing work down the drain. Not to worry, I want to try putting a new board on the drive so I can get my data out. Backups? Psch, that's for wimps (not for idiots like me).

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