Subject: Re: port-i386/20990: i386 bootblocks break on 64K block (raid)
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2003 01:34:17
On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, David Laight wrote:
> > The i386 bootblock fail to load a kernel from a raid1 filesystem with
> > 64K blocksize. Recreating the filesystem with 32K blocksize results
> > in a successful boot.
> Is that the filesystem blocksize or a raid parameter?
Filesystem blocksize - raid1 only means its offset 64 blocks
(used for raid config & state)
> The standalone filesystem code uses a stupid number of buffers in
> order to open a file - as I found out trying to get the boot1 code
> to read boot2 out of filesystem (rather than from a block list).
> Anyone fancy rototilling the sa fs code so that it only uses sector
> sized temporary buffers?
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