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    SubjectRe: Disk geometry from /sys
    Hi

    On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:57 PM, Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:
    > > I'm trying to know the geometry of my hard disk from a bash script
    > > and that's the reason I'm looking in /sys. The reason is that I'd like
    > > to figure out the size of a cylinder without doing a
    > > ioctl(bdev, HDIO_GETGEO, &geo)
    > >
    >
    > $ DEV=/dev/sda
    > $ GEOM="`/sbin/hdparm -g $DEV | awk '{print $3}'`"
    > $ echo $GEOM
    > 19457/255/63
    > $
    >

    Sure and you could the same with fdisk, sfdisk, parted outputs...

    But that wasn't my point, sorry if it wasn't clear.

    I was actually wondering why /sys/block/sda exports a lot of disk
    features but the disk geometry. I was wondering if somthing like

    /sys/block/sda/geometry/heads

    could be useful...

    --
    Francis


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