Polling IDE and CF issue.

Richard Smith rsmith at bitworks.com
Wed Apr 23 19:36:00 CEST 2003

I've just discovered a compact flash that isn't identified properly by 
the polling IDE code.

Its an 8Meg CF and Linux identifies it as  a Hitachi CV 7.1.1, ATA DISK 
drive with CHS=246/2/32

The polling IDE code sees that there is a drive there issues the info 
command and dosen't generate an error but the model info is blank and 
the CHS info shows all zeros.  Same code seems to work fine with the 
SanDisk and Lexar CFs I have.

So it looks like the IDE_CMD_GET_INFO command is returning back all zeros.

If that's the case then where is Linux getting its info from?

Richard A. Smith
rsmith at bitworks.com

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