Re: /proc/ide/hd?/settings obsolete in 2.6.
From: Wakko Warner
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 10:36:42 EST
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On 5/5/05, Wakko Warner <wakko@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > If there is no "non-obsolete" way of doing this, then fine, I'll continue
> > with the settings thing.
> Please be aware that new applications are expected to use
> /sys/firmware/edd/default_* instead of legacy HDIO_GETGEO ioctl
> and there is currently no way to set these sysfs entries (maybe it
> would be worthwile to add such functionality?).
I am using edd to retrieve these parameters. Unfortunately there are some
utils that I use that I cannot give it the geometry. Those utils depend on
having the proper geometry so that the system can boot properly (no, it's
not booting linux).
I need to work around what I can't fix otherwise. So far, the proc entry is
the only solution I have seen.
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