[Linux-aus] Fwd: Official Mandrake stance on LG drives

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Oct 28 13:45:01 UTC 2003


----------  Forward; originally to cooker at linux-mandrake.com  ----------
Subject: [Cooker] Re: LG Drives
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:31
From: Juan Quintela <DESPAMMED>


Ok, official stance (will sent to slashdot):

It is not related with linux specially, it can happens in Windows
also.  It is more, you can search and find that people are also having
problems in windows.

Problem: sending a FLUSH_COMMAND to an LG drive kills it.

Expected output: Ignore the command/return one error.  FLUSH_COMMAND
support is not required.

Real Problem:  not having implemented this command is ok, but reusing
it for anything else is against the specs.  It appears that LG decided
to reuse this command for modifying the firmware.

Hope this helps, Juan.

In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they
are different -- Larry McVoy


Cheers; Leon
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