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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 57
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.

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