This is a discussion on [PATCH] Implement getgeo for Xen virtual block device. - Kernel ; Hi Jeremy, The below implements the getgeo hook for Xen block devices. Extracted from the xen-unstable tree where it has been used for ages. It is useful to have because it allows things like grub2 (used by the Debian installer ...
The below implements the getgeo hook for Xen block devices. Extracted
from the xen-unstable tree where it has been used for ages.
It is useful to have because it allows things like grub2 (used by the
Debian installer images) to work in a guest domain without having to
sprinkle Xen specific hacks around the place.
Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell
diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
index 2bdebcb..b0a2e69 100644
@@ -37,6 +37,7 @@
@@ -135,6 +136,22 @@ static void blkif_restart_queue_callback(void *arg)
+int blkif_getgeo(struct block_device *bd, struct hd_geometry *hg)
+ /* We don't have real geometry info, but let's at least return
+ values consistent with the size of the device */
+ sector_t nsect = get_capacity(bd->bd_disk);
+ sector_t cylinders = nsect;
+ hg->heads = 0xff;
+ hg->sectors = 0x3f;
+ sector_div(cylinders, hg->heads * hg->sectors);
+ hg->cylinders = cylinders;
+ if ((sector_t)(hg->cylinders + 1) * hg->heads * hg->sectors < nsect)
+ hg->cylinders = 0xffff;
+ return 0;
@@ -939,6 +956,7 @@ static struct block_device_operations xlvbd_block_fops =
.owner = THIS_MODULE,
.open = blkif_open,
.release = blkif_release,
+ .getgeo = blkif_getgeo,
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