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ata_std_bios_param: generic bios head/sector/cylinder calculator used by sd.

NAME

ata_std_bios_param - generic bios head/sector/cylinder calculator used by sd.

SYNOPSIS

int ata_std_bios_param(struct scsi_device sdev, struct block_device bdev, sector_t capacity, int geom[]);

ARGUMENTS

sdev

SCSI device for which BIOS geometry is to be determined

bdev

block device associated with sdev

capacity

capacity of SCSI device

geom[]

location to which geometry will be output

DESCRIPTION

Generic bios head/sector/cylinder calculator used by sd. Most BIOSes nowadays expect a XXX/255/16 (CHS) mapping. Some situations may arise where the disk is not bootable if this is not used.

LOCKING: Defined by the SCSI layer. We don't really care.

RETURN

Zero.

AUTHOR

Jeff Garzik

Author.

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