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block: Add BLKROTATIONAL ioctl

Introduce an ioctl which permits applications to query whether a block
device is rotational.

Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
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1 parent b1bd055 commit ef00f59c95fe6e002e7c6e3663cdea65e253f4cc Martin K. Petersen committed with axboe Jan 11, 2012
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  1. +3 −0 block/compat_ioctl.c
  2. +2 −0 block/ioctl.c
  3. +1 −0 include/linux/fs.h
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3 block/compat_ioctl.c
@@ -719,6 +719,9 @@ long compat_blkdev_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned cmd, unsigned long arg)
case BLKSECTGET:
return compat_put_ushort(arg,
queue_max_sectors(bdev_get_queue(bdev)));
+ case BLKROTATIONAL:
+ return compat_put_ushort(arg,
+ !blk_queue_nonrot(bdev_get_queue(bdev)));
case BLKRASET: /* compatible, but no compat_ptr (!) */
case BLKFRASET:
if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
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2 block/ioctl.c
@@ -278,6 +278,8 @@ int blkdev_ioctl(struct block_device *bdev, fmode_t mode, unsigned cmd,
return put_uint(arg, bdev_discard_zeroes_data(bdev));
case BLKSECTGET:
return put_ushort(arg, queue_max_sectors(bdev_get_queue(bdev)));
+ case BLKROTATIONAL:
+ return put_ushort(arg, !blk_queue_nonrot(bdev_get_queue(bdev)));
case BLKRASET:
case BLKFRASET:
if(!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
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1 include/linux/fs.h
@@ -319,6 +319,7 @@ struct inodes_stat_t {
#define BLKPBSZGET _IO(0x12,123)
#define BLKDISCARDZEROES _IO(0x12,124)
#define BLKSECDISCARD _IO(0x12,125)
+#define BLKROTATIONAL _IO(0x12,126)
#define BMAP_IOCTL 1 /* obsolete - kept for compatibility */
#define FIBMAP _IO(0x00,1) /* bmap access */

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