ATA_STD_BIOS_PARAM(9) libata SCSI translation/emulat ATA_STD_BIOS_PARAM(9)

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.


AUTHOR Jeff Garzik Author.

COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. January 2013 ATA_STD_BIOS_PARAM(9)