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From: Robert Hancock <hancockr@shaw.ca>
To: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-ide@vger.kernel.org, edmudama@gmail.com,
	Nicolas.Mailhot@LaPoste.net, Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>,
	Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>, Mark Lord <mlord@pobox.com>,
	Ric Wheeler <ric@emc.com>, Dongjun Shin <d.j.shin@samsung.com>,
	Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
Subject: Re: libata FUA revisited
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:06:07 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45DC51CF.7090202@shaw.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45DC04DF.8040002@gmail.com>

Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Aside from the issue above, as I mentioned elsewhere, lots of NCQ drives
>> don't support non-NCQ FUA writes..
> 
> To me, using the NCQ FUA bit on such drives doesn't seem to be a good
> idea.  Maybe I'm just too chicken but it's not like we can gain a lot
> from doing FUA at this point.  Are there a lot of drives which support
> NCQ but not FUA opcodes?

Well, it's hard to say whether "lots" have this issue, but the ones I 
have in my machine, Seagate 7200.7 NCQ 160GB (ST3160827AS) and 7200.10 
320GB (ST3320620AS), both support NCQ and don't support non-NCQ FUA, and 
those (especially the latter) seem to be very popular models.

Likely Seagate didn't implement that command since they figured nobody 
would use that if they had NCQ..

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Robert Hancock      Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-21 14:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <fa.S80SRyQbD/hm4SxliPUKU88BaCo@ifi.uio.no>
2007-02-12  5:47 ` Robert Hancock
     [not found] ` <fa.Q/csgyCHkAsD84yi+bN78H1WNNM@ifi.uio.no>
2007-02-13  0:23   ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-13 15:20     ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-14  0:07       ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-14  0:50         ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-15 18:00           ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-19 19:46             ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-21  8:37               ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-21  8:46                 ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-21  8:57                   ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-21  9:01                     ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-22 22:44                     ` Ric Wheeler
2007-02-22 22:40                   ` Ric Wheeler
2007-02-21 14:06                 ` Robert Hancock [this message]
2007-02-22 22:34                 ` Ric Wheeler
2007-02-23  0:04                   ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-21  8:44               ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-12  3:25 Robert Hancock
2007-02-12  8:31 ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-16 18:14   ` Jeff Garzik

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