dma and older hard disks

Gary W. Swearingen garys at
Wed Jul 19 15:49:29 UTC 2006

"gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen" <gabpaul at> writes:

> the ubuntu (linux) equivalent of the *BSD command
> atacontrol
> is
> hdparam
> more or less.

Less.  hdparm

Use this command (find option in manpage) to show hd info, which
should tell you whether the thing supports DMA.

In any case, the obvious way to see if it works is to try it.
Then if it seems to work, develop a good test for it.

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