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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] IDE 104
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 10:07, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
    >
    >>The only thing which is really 'external API' there is the declaration
    >>of the HDIO_XXX ioctl and among them in reality only HDIO_GETGEO
    >> is really used outside the scope of the dreddy hdparm application.
    >>And
    >>99% of times its usage is bogous anyway. Or do you know any better
    >>examples I'm not aware of?
    >
    >
    > The struct hd_geometry is used by ioctl HDIO_GETGEO.
    > The struct hd_driveid is used by ioctl HDIO_GETIDENTITY
    >
    >
    >>The remainings will be moved away from there soon becouse it doesn't
    >>make any sense to include this at every single place out there where
    >>HDIO_GETGEO is the needed declaration. If some application needs ATA
    >
    >
    > This would be great, right now lots of drivers suck in the file for the
    > GETGEO stuff even though they are nothing to do with st506 or ide.

    :-). That's the intention indeed behind the above game.
    Please look at IDE patch nr 105. There is a change to the IDE parts to
    include hdparm.h explicitely. The next change will be to let them
    include a new header containing the definitions of ATA commands. This
    time I will remove the ATA stuff from hdparm.h In hdparm only the
    declarations of the ioctl stuff will with the two structures will
    remain. At this point I will throw the double underscores in front of
    the uXX-es to suite you.

    OK?



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