svn commit: r216269 - head/sys/geom/part

Andriy Gapon avg at
Tue Dec 7 23:43:49 UTC 2010

on 08/12/2010 01:11 Bruce Cran said the following:
> On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 23:06:24 +0000
> Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
>> I guess the fields are still defined to keep old tools happy.
> I mean that values are still returned by the drive firmware,
> while they could be left zero according to the spec. For example a new
> 1TB ATA-8 drive returns a geometry of 16H/63S/16383C in those fields.

Right.  But we shouldn't bother reading those values, because they are specified
as unused.
Well, some retarded 10+ years old software should probably be kept happy, but
modern FreeBSD is not like that, right? :)

Andriy Gapon

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