Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 57

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 11:51:51 EST

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 03:29:28PM +0100, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> [aia21@drop hda]$ ideinfo
> bash: ideinfo: command not found
> Obviously distros haven't caught up with this development. )-:
> Care to give me a URL? A quick google for "ideinfo Linux download" didn't
> bring up anything looking relevant.

Can't find where I got it from, and it seems to have fallen off google.
I put up the last version I had (which I hacked up a bit) at

> >The parsing gunk we have for /proc/ide is fugly, and should have been
> >done with sysctls from day one imo.
> I like text parsing.

must.. resist.. /proc ascii/bin... holywar..
(besides, sysctl interface gives you ascii in /proc/sys/)

> It is not performance critical and makes info human
> readable... Whether existing text parsers are any good or not, I don't
> care, write a better one if you don't like the existing one

That's likely exactly the reason we ended up with the dungheap we have
now. Rewriting the parser when we already have a usable sysctl interface
seems to have no gain over the existing mess to me.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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