Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man9
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: source-changes
Date: 10/24/2005 10:40:32
On Oct 24, 2005, at 10:12 AM, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> This documentation also is the direct result of one of my SoC projects
> stalling for about a week as the student assumed bno was in device  
> blocks,
> and then nothing worked. When he switched it to DEV_BSIZE blocks,  
> things
> started working.
> I strongly believe that we need enough documentation so that someone
> looking at this man page can figure out what units to use for blkno  
> for
> bread() and bwrite().

I agree with Bill 100% here.  We might not like the current  
situation, but we should at least document it.

(I also agree with Chuq that we should simply switch to using bytes  
for this everywhere...)

-- thorpej