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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 57
Martin Dalecki writes:
> Uz.ytkownik Anton Altaparmakov napisa?:
> > At 12:27 07/05/02, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> >
> >> Tue May 7 02:37:49 CEST 2002 ide-clean-57
> >>
> >> Nuke /proc/ide. For explanations why, please see the frustrated
> >> comments in the previous change log.
> >
> >
> > This is a big mistake IMO.
> >
> > Nuking the ability to change settings, fair enough, but only if
> > alternative interface is provided for userspace to tweak everything,
> > otherwise provide the interface before you remove the existing one.
> > (There may be already another interface, I don't know...I am sure
> > someone will tell me if there is!)
>
> Ehmm... There *is* one interface there. hdparm will help
> you. Note: the upcomming release of hdparm should contain the

hdparm -i requires root privs. cat /proc/ide/${file} does not.
hdparm is NOT an acceptable substitute for /proc/ide/.

/Mikael
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