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Re: Smartmontools don't work with /dev/stX, /dev/nstX
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
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?
This is the SCSI INQUIRY data from SCSI_PASS_THROUGH ioctl.
To access ATA devices, try device name "/dev/hda" instead.
This should print ATA IDENTIFY data from SMART_RCV_DRIVE_DATA ioctl.
(unfortunately not implemented in all drivers).
BTW: For programs like smartmontools, hdparm or sdparm, which need
I/O-controls unsupported by Cygwin, it would be useful to rely on
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);
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