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Re: stat for block device files

From: Christoph Plattner
Subject: Re: stat for block device files
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 11:13:42 +0200

Hi !

If stat does not work, a blockread of 512bytes should work. On Linux,
for example, the EOF condition works correct. `read()' returns `0' then.

With friendly regards

        Christoph Plattner

OKUJI Yoshinori wrote:
>   Does stat return a correct size even for a block device file
> (i.e. a file "settrans"ed with storeio) on GNU/Hurd? I'm not sure,
> since I have no GNU/Hurd machine at hand for now. If yes, I think the
> grub shell can get correct geometries even on Hurd, with code like
> this:
> stat("/dev/hd0", &st);
> total_sectors = st.st_size >> 9;
> Okuji
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