Release Notes: A bug from 6.0 regarding BLKGETSIZE for sector count was fixed.
Release Notes: Added ATA Security switches, and fixed use of BLKGETSIZE64.
Release Notes: This release fixes -W misbehaviour and other minor bugs.
Release Notes: HDIO_SET_WCACHE support was added to -W. A double byteswap for big endian platforms was fixed. %lld warnings on 64-bit architectures were fixed. "hdparm -h" now goes to stdout instead of stderr.
Release Notes: The output of NULs in -I string fields was fixed along with big-endian -I crashes. The remains of defunct major-number checks were removed, and support for the BLKGETSIZE64 IOCTL was added. A --direct flag that uses O_DIRECT on device open was implemented. -Istdin and -Istdout were renamed to --Istdin and --Istdout respectively. Other flags can now follow -I, --Istdin, and --Istdout.
Release Notes: This release removed Major number restrictions in preparation for adding HDIO ioctl support to Linux 2.6 SATA/SCsi drivers. There are other minor changes and fixes.
Release Notes: This release adds limited support for SCSI (controlled) CDROM/optical drives. It incorporates various -I clean-up patches. It removes wordswap from capacity calculation (the latest kernels already do it). Slight issues with ATA revision display have been fixed. Debian scripts are included.
Release Notes: This version includes lots of fixes/updates, and new timing measurement code.