As Terry Lambert wrote: > Joerg Wunsch wrote: > > /The/ major advantage of DD mode was that all BIOSes (so far :) at > > least agree on how to access block 0 and the adjacent blocks, so > > starting our own system there makes those disks portable.
> I guarantee you that there are a number of controllers which have > different ideas of how to do soft sector sparing _at the controller > level_ rather than at the drive level. We have dropped support for ESDI controllers long since. :-) Seriously, all the disks we are supporting these days do bad block replacement at the drive level. -- cheers, J"org .-.-. --... ...-- -.. . DL8DTL http://www.sax.de/~joerg/ NIC: JW11-RIPE Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message