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Re: Smartmontools don't work with /dev/stX, /dev/nstX
On Jun 17 17:00, Christian Franke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Cygwin the device names for tapes are /dev/stX and /dev/nstX.
> >Smartmontools require to use /dev/tapeX. Any problem to change
> >that so that the /dev/stX, /dev/nstX syntax works on Cygwin as well?
> No problem, easy to fix. I will add this.
> ATA/SCSI autodetection is also still missing, therefore it is required
> to use /dev/hdX for ATA, and /dev/sdX for SCSI (or ATA behind SATL) disks.
> This is also not consistent with Cygwin's device names, but more
> difficult to fix.
I have another strange behaviour which I'm wondering how to solve.
I'm runing XP on a mainboard with ATI SB600 SATA controller in
"native IDE" mode(*). When I run smartctl onthe only drive in the
machine, I get the following reply:
$ /usr/sbin/smartctl.exe -i /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.37 [i686-cygwin-xp-sp2] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Device: ATI 1+0 JBOD Version: 1.10
Device type: disk
Local Time is: Sun Jun 17 18:07:28 2007 WEST
Device does not support SMART
Any idea why I don't get actual drive information but the name of
the controller instead? Any way around this?
> BTW: For programs like smartmontools, hdparm or sdparm, which need
> I/O-controls unsupported by Cygwin, it would be useful to rely on
> Cygwin's open().
> Is there a function to obtain the Windows HANDLE from a Cygwin fd (the
> opposite of cygwin_attach_handle_to_fd())?
int fd = open(...);
HANDLE h = (HANDLE) get_osfhandle (fd);
(*) I tried to change this post-install to AHCI, including driver
install, but Windows won't boot anymore with this setting. If
somebody has an idea how to do that, feel free to follow-up on the
cygwin-talk list. Thanks.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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