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.