Subject: Re: FFS filesystem with blocksizes != 512
To: None <>
From: Thomas Mueller <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/29/2002 02:53:41
from my earlier post:

> Would this also work for -f 2048 ? Could block size then be 4096?  I'm thinking
> in terms of Fujitsu DynaMO, where sector size is 2048 bytes instead of the usual
> 512 bytes.  This is true at least through the 1.3 GB disks, I don't know about
> the new or upcoming 2.2 GB drives and disks.


>yes. f must be at least 1/8 b. but may be 1/4, 1/2 or just equal b (no

>so use -b 16384 -f 2048

What would be the inode or allocation unit, meaning the minimum disk space that
would be taken by one file however small?  16384?  2048?  I suppose I could use
block size as low as 2048?

Last night I browsed , they are still selling
1.3 GB drives and 1.3 GB and 650 MB disks.  2.2 GB drives were supposed to be
released, ATAPI version, last October.  Maybe delayed?  So I don't know yet what
will be the sector size for the new disks, whether it will stay the same or be