IDE disk geometry

Michael Ost most at
Thu Sep 22 11:24:43 CDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 00:57, Uwe Bonnes wrote:
> Our IOCTL handling is a mess.

Seems like it has only been needed and implemented for CDs, so far.

> I had a patch that splitted out IOCTL code handling to separate, loadable
> dlls, but the patch went by unnoticed. Look for Mail from around July 10
> "Uniform SYS/VXD Handling x/6" 
> In your case, when you did CreateFile("\\c:\"), in file.c it would be
> noticed that a raw handle on the disk is needed and something like
> "disk.sys" would be loaded, where you would implement the needed IOCTL.

That sounds great. I wonder why it didn't go through...? But that's a
bit too much heavy lifting of the wine goblet for me to undertake! 

- mo

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