IBM^H^H^HHitachi disk tools (was Re: Disabling ATAPI retry?)

Barry K. Nathan (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 13:18:59 -0800

On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 11:01:12PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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
> business

Actually, IBM dumped its disk business to Hitachi, and that's where the
tools went too:

They say "HITACHI" instead of "IBM" but otherwise they're the same tools
with the same user interface and same functionality.

-Barry K. Nathan <>
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