Current-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: Support for 4KB sectors size disk ?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:07:42PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
 > No, they don't present 512 byte sectors to the host OS.  They present
 > 512-byte sectors to *applcation code* running on the host -- this is
 > because the host OS uses the additional space itself.  The
 > sectors presented over the SCSI interface to the host are 524 bytes
 > or, in some older designs, 528 bytes.  Yank a disk out of a storage
 > array on one of these machines and see for yourself!

...and this is something we ought to be able to support going forward,
if we can swing it.

David A. Holland

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index