Subject: Re: problems with 1024 byte/sector disks?
To: Michael L. Hitch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1996 14:45:53
[ On Wed, June 12, 1996 at 08:38:59 (-0600), Michael L. Hitch wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: problems with 1024 byte/sector disks?
> NetBSD will not work with 1024 byte sectors (or any size other
> than 512 bytes). The "block size" is used inconsistently in various
> places in the kernel. The page and swap handling all assume 512
> byte blocks, [[....]]
That sucks. I guess my old SMDs are out for the sun3, eh?
> been keeping patches to scsi/sd.c and scsi/cd.c that should allow
> the use of non-512 byte blocks for file access, but I never did try
> to do anything about paging/swapping.
Wait a minute. Is this problem only with SCSI disks?
Greg A. Woods
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