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                        NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

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