Michael Enk wrote
[ snip ]
> >Thanks for every answer I got. The solution which worked for me was to
> > change [ snip ] to #define INITIAL_MULT_COUNT 16
> >and then recompile a new kernel. The 16 sectors was found using dmesg, which
> >showed the messages from bootuptime. The harddisk reported MaxMult=16.
Then Larry Snyder posted
Quote:> what is the difference if you change the above -- or use hdparm after
> the machine is booted to change this variable using the -m option?
The main difference is that, with INITIAL_MULT_COUNT defined as 16, changing/
adding a drive that doesn't support that will require recompiling the
kernel (in advance?). The other way, with hdparm (I have a hdparm line
in rc.local) will only require changing that line in that script. To
me, that's a safer and saner solution.