Subject: Re: USB/umass issues with Creative Zen Nano Plus
To: Steve Woodford <>
From: Jesse Peterson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 21:04:47
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:45:16 +0100
Steve Woodford <> wrote:

> The problem is that it advertises 2048 byte sectors and our scsipi code 
> doesn't notice this fact. I locally patched up some bits of the code so 
> the physical sector size is determined correctly at attach time. 
> However, since the sectors really are 2048 bytes in length, this leads 
> to another problem...
> has all the gory 
> details of why NetBSD cannot currently support this device and others 
> like it. Unfortunately, Koji Imada is no longer with us and nobody else 
> stepped up to takeover.

At the very least can we implement detecting this issue and display a warning about the unusable sector size?  Perhaps not even instantiating the umass device?

I'll read up and see if I can pitch in anywhere, thanks for your reponse!

- Jesse

Jesse Peterson <>