[blfs-book] hdparm 9.42 has been released [Freecode]

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Sat Sep 29 16:24:01 PDT 2012

Dear hdparm follower,

barsnick just announced version 9.42 of hdparm on Freecode.

The release notes for this version are as follows:

Use of HDIO_GETGEO_BIG is now avoided, as it is deprecated in newer kernels. 
Secure erase timeouts now have bigger padding.  SCT identify information has
been improved.  The ordering of the "-S" and "-y" flags has been fixed.  The
block-count of security commands sent via SAT (sgio) is now set to 1.  FIGETBSZ
is now used to determine the filesystem block size for fibmap.  Sector dumps are
now forced to the le16 output format.  Many other minor improvements, bugfixes,
and documentation improvements have been made.

Project description:

hdparm is a Linux shell utility for viewing and manipulating various IDE drive
and driver parameters. Most drives can benefit from improved performance using a
command similar to "hdparm -qm8 -qu1 -qc1 -qd1 /dev/hda".

Detailed history and release notes are available here:


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