Subject: Re: scsi-disks hardsectored to 1024 byte/sec
To: None <kurt.schreiner@Uni-Mainz.DE>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/08/1998 18:25:43
On Jul 8, Kurt Schreiner wrote
> hi!
> I got 2 really old but still working scsi-disks which are
> hardsectored to 1k/sec. I tried to use them unter netbsd-current (on
> an alpha multia, if that matters), but w/o much success: the beasts
> are recognized by the autoconfig routines, I can put a label on and
> newfs(8) with -S 1024 -s <half the blocks specified in disklabel or
> so> and the partition can be fsck(8)ed.
> but: mount(8) complains with "bad superblock" or some such.
> is there some way to make this disks really usable for netbsd? I'm
> willing to do some kernel-hacking, if someone would tell me where to
> begin.

See PR kern/3790, kern/3791 and kern/3792.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.