scsicam_bios_param (9) - Linux Man Pages

scsicam_bios_param: Determine geometry of a disk in cylinders/heads/sectors.

NAME

scsicam_bios_param - Determine geometry of a disk in cylinders/heads/sectors.

SYNOPSIS

int scsicam_bios_param(struct block_device bdev, sector_t capacity, int ip);

ARGUMENTS

bdev

which device

capacity

size of the disk in sectors

ip

return value: ip[0]=heads, ip[1]=sectors, ip[2]=cylinders

DESCRIPTION

determine the BIOS mapping/geometry used for a drive in a SCSI-CAM system, storing the results in ip as required by the HDIO_GETGEO ioctl.

RETURN

-1 on failure, 0 on success.

AUTHORS

James Bottomley <James.Bottomley [at] hansenpartnership.com>

Author.

Rob Landley <rob [at] landley.net>

Author.

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