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    SubjectRe: /dev/winchester reporting their size
    On Fri, Nov 27, 1998 at 06:18:02PM +0100, Johnny Tevessen wrote:

    > What's the reason for device specials not to report their sizes?

    Because the stat calls is done at the filesystem level, its not
    passed to the device.

    You should be able to determine after stat is a special device of
    flavour X and then do the appropriate ioctl to get the disk size
    (well, number of block).

    You can also get goemotry information, although I'm not sure that
    really makes sense with todays hard drives, as I don't think the
    geometry is constant over the entire physical disk, rather it varies.


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