Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 55

From: David Lang (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 12:48:54 EST

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Martin Dalecki wrote:

> - Remove some redundant info about the model and channel number from
> /proc/ide. Remove the binary entries not helpful to the user, and not used
> by any program and redundant to corresponding ioctls.

Martin, how do you know it isn't used by any program?

changing /proc stuff 'becouse it's availabe elsewhere' is not a good idea,
people writing shell scripts do not nessasarily have access to ioctls.

you must have missed the proc wars of past kernels, but in general it's
not a good idea to tinker with anything in /proc unless it is a
significant improvement and 'redundant to corresponding ioctls' is not a
significant improvement.

David Lang

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