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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 57


vaio:~ # hdparm -i /dev/hda

/dev/hda:

Model=FUJITSU MHJ2181AT, FwRev=D034, SerialNo=01001697
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=512kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
CurCHS=17475/15/63, CurSects=16513875, LBA=yes, LBAsects=35433216
IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3 udma4
Drive Supports : ATA-2 ATA-3 ATA-4 ATA-5
Kernel Drive Geometry LogicalCHS=2205/255/63 PhysicalCHS=37495/15/63

BS Dave it does parse the difference nicely

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 02:57:46PM +0100, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > How do I get this information with hdparm please?
> >
> > [aia21@drop ide]$ cat via
>
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz moved all this stuff to userspace
> a long time ago in 'ideinfo'.
>
> > [aia21@drop hda]$ cat cache
> > 1916
> > [aia21@drop hda]$ cat capacity
> > 80418240
> > [aia21@drop hda]$ cat geometry
> > physical 79780/16/63
> > logical 5005/255/63
> >
> > And hdparm never gives you the physical geometry AFAICS.
>
> Why would a normal user ever need to know this info?
>
> > And as I said, I can understand removing the ability to write values into
> > /proc/ide/*, what I disagree with is the removal of the information
> > provided by read-only access to /proc/ide/*. And that is because I am not
> > aware of any other way to get the same information.
>
> The parsing gunk we have for /proc/ide is fugly, and should have been
> done with sysctls from day one imo.
>
> --
> | Dave Jones. http://www.codemonkey.org.uk
> | SuSE Labs
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