Adding disk firmware programming capability to camcontrol
julian at freebsd.org
Fri Oct 28 23:55:44 UTC 2011
On 10/28/11 3:43 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX) wrote:
>> The linux hdparm program is so paranoid about this that you have to use
>> extra arguments like "--yes-really-destroy-my-disk-drive" to do this.
> I concur. Loudly. The ability to brick your hardware is just too
> large to not make people go through the "I tell you three times"
> dance. It's not like people will do this often enough that the
> pain will be fatal. And if it is, they ought to be bright enough to
> know how to automate the process.
Camcontrol is used pretty much exclusively by people who should
understand the risks.
and you have to be root.
Unix's job is to reliably and efficiently deliver the bullet to your
foot should you so desire.
Put in some of these safety belts and add it I think..
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