Subject: Re: USB/umass issues with Creative Zen Nano Plus
To: Steve Woodford <email@example.com>
From: Jesse Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/01/2006 21:04:47
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:45:16 +0100
Steve Woodford <email@example.com> 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...
> http://www.sra.co.jp/people/soda/koji/sectorsize-en.txt 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 Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>