Subject: Re: problems with 1024 byte/sector disks?
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Don Lewis <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1996 16:48:51
On Jun 13, 2:45pm, Greg A. Woods wrote:
} Subject: Re: problems with 1024 byte/sector disks?
} [ 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?
All the SMD's I've ever used have been adjustable. I never used any
on a Sun3, but on a Sun4 I set them to 512 bytes/sector (actually 600
to account for all the controller overhead).