RE: cciss update for 2.6

From: Miller, Mike (OS Dev)
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 09:09:50 EST

I've resubmitted the patch without HDIO_GETGEO_BIG. Sorry for my confusion.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph Hellwig [mailto:hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 1:16 AM
To: Miller, Mike (OS Dev)
Cc: akpm@xxxxxxxx; axboe@xxxxxxx; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: cciss update for 2.6

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 04:46:41PM -0600, mike.miller@xxxxxx wrote:
> Please consider this patch for inclusion in the 2.6 kernel.
> If no device is attached we now return -ENXIO instead of some bogus numbers.
> Prevents applications from trying to access non-existent disks.
> Also adds HDIO_GETGEO_BIG IOCTL that fdisk uses.

HDIO_GETGEO_BIG was only used by some horribly patched vendor fdisks.
It's not declared in the kernel, and thus no driver should implement it.

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