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Bug 78041 - hdparm gives errors about ioctl when using it with a Seagate Barracuda SATA drive
Summary: hdparm gives errors about ioctl when using it with a Seagate Barracuda SATA d...
Status: VERIFIED TEST-REQUEST
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
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: 78042 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-01-14 19:41 UTC by Brett Goulder
Modified: 2005-03-25 15:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Brett Goulder 2005-01-14 19:41:10 UTC
Recently I'v been looking into using hdparm to improve system proformance, as of now i haven't used it for anything but when attempting to get information on my drive i get the error "HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device". This happens on a Seagate Barracuda 120GB SATA hard disk controlled by a Promise FastTrack 368 RAID Controller integrated to my ASUS K8V Deluxe. My prevoius linux system was slackware 10.0 and hdparm works fine there.

Other Details:
Kernel Version: 2.6.10-gentoo-r4

Detailed output from my box:
root@predatorbox# uname -a                                                                                                          
Linux predatorbox 2.6.10-gentoo-r4 #1 Wed Jan 12 13:06:03 EST 2005 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
root@predatorbox# hdparm -i /dev/sda                                                                                                

/dev/sda:
 HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Comment 1 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-15 00:46:52 UTC
*** Bug 78042 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2005-01-15 19:46:12 UTC
*** Bug 78042 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-19 12:47:24 UTC
please test hdparm-5.9 and development-sources-2.6.11-rc4
Comment 4 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-19 12:49:34 UTC
Well, i don't know anything about serial ata, but as far as i know hdparm is just for ide devices
Comment 5 Tony Vroon gentoo-dev 2005-02-19 12:54:35 UTC
Please try a kernel equal to or newer then 2.6.11-rc4-bk6, this has SATA changes for ATA passthrough (which is what you need for proper SMART support).
At the time of writing; 2.6.11-rc4-bk7 would be the logical choice.
Comment 6 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-25 03:41:10 UTC
please try a newer kernel
Comment 7 Brett Goulder 2005-03-25 15:05:28 UTC
Using the latest libata snapshot fixes these problems.