Re: RFC: disk geometry via sysfs

From: Seewer Philippe
Date: Wed Feb 15 2006 - 09:14:53 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mer, 2006-02-15 at 10:01 +0100, Seewer Philippe wrote:
>>This would mean dropping the HDIO_GETGEO ioctl completely and force
>>applications such as fdisk/sfdisk and even dosemu to determine disk
>>geometry for themselves. Which I think actually would be the most
>>correct approach.
> In the IDE case the drive geometry has meaning in certain cases,
> specifically the C/H/S drive addressing case with old old drives.
Yes. But the addressing is abstracted by the kernel and we where talking
about dropping the getgeo ioctrl. Not geometry itself.
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