Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Padraig Brady (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 09:02:10 EST

Martin Dalecki wrote:
> Mon May 6 13:29:44 CEST 2002 ide-clean-56


> OK. After realizing the simple fact that quite a lot of low level
> hardware manipulating ioctls may require assistance in usage from
> proper logic which is *very* unlikely to be implemented in a bash
> (for me preferable still ksh) I have made my mind up.
> /proc/ide will be nuked.

Please consider this carefully, especially the read only bits.
One particular thing I use a lot is: /proc/ide/hda/capacity
Will there be another interface easily usable by scripts
to get this information?

Am I going to have to parse hdparm output?
  geometry = 2434/255/63, sectors = 39102336, start = 0

Am I going to need hdparm on my embedded system?


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