Re: RFC: disk geometry via sysfs

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Feb 15 2006 - 10:10:16 EST

On Mer, 2006-02-15 at 15:11 +0100, Seewer Philippe wrote:
> > 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.

The tools need to know the C/H/S drive addressing data for old drives
because it is used to determine partition tables. That doesn't have to
be GETGEO but it does need to exist somewhere.

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