Re: Disabling ATAPI retry?

Alan Cox (
06 Mar 2003 23:01:12 +0000

On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 20:58, wrote:
> Is there a boot parameter or a runtime command that can tell
> the linux IDE driver not to automatically retry on error.

There isn't. You can always build a kernel set not to, but even then it
takes the drive firmware a sizeable time to retry a block. If its an IBM
you might want to try the ibm tools on them if you can get them. They
seem to have vanished from the face of the earth when IBM dumped its disk

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