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    Utility to look up information about IDE devices

    ide_info.c 1.15 2002/06/16 19:21:58

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    The initial developer of the original code is David A. Hinds
    <dahinds@users.sourceforge.net>.  Portions created by David A. Hinds
    are Copyright (C) 1999 David A. Hinds.  All Rights Reserved.

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#include <sys/types.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <endian.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <dirent.h>

#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/hdreg.h>

#define flip16(n)       (n)
#define flip16(n) ((((n)&0x00ff)<<8) | (((n)&0xff00)>>8))


#include <ctype.h>

static void fix_string(char *s, int len)
    char *t = s, *x = s+len;

    while (t < x) {
      for (; t < x; t++)
          if (*t != ' ') break;
      while (t < x) {
          *s++ = *t;
          if (*t++ == ' ') break;
    if ((s > x-len) && (s[-1] == ' ')) s--;
    if (s < t) *s = '\0';

static int read_proc_identify(char *dev, struct hd_driveid *id)
    char proc[] = "/proc/ide/hd#/identify";
    char s[42];
    int i;
    if ((strncmp(dev, "/dev/hd", 7) != 0) || (strlen(dev) != 8))
      return -1;
    proc[12] = dev[7];
    if (access(proc, R_OK) == 0) {
      FILE *f = fopen(proc, "r");
      short *b = (short *)id;
      while (fgets(s, 41, f)) {
          for (i = 0; i < 40; i += 5, b++) {
            *b = flip16(strtol(s+i, NULL, 16));
      fix_string(id->model, sizeof(id->model));
      fix_string(id->fw_rev, sizeof(id->fw_rev));
      fix_string(id->serial_no, sizeof(id->serial_no));
      return 0;
    return -1;

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    int fd;
    struct hd_driveid id;

    if (argc != 2) {
      fprintf(stderr, "usage: %s [device]\n", argv[0]);

    if (read_proc_identify(argv[1], &id) != 0) {
      fd = open(argv[1], O_RDONLY);
      if (fd < 0) {
          perror("open() failed");
      if (ioctl(fd, HDIO_GET_IDENTITY, &id) != 0) {
          perror("could not get IDE device info");

    printf("MODEL=\"%.40s\"\n", id.model);
    printf("FW_REV=\"%.8s\"\n", id.fw_rev);
    printf("SERIAL_NO=\"%.20s\"\n", id.serial_no);
    return 0;

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