Subject: Re: Disklabel ioctls (was Re: nore on disk ...)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/21/1995 21:45:30
der Mouse writes:
> Bingo. The problem, as I understand it, is that the sectors-per-track
> figure varies depending on the cylinder number. Disk stuff - from the
> disklabel to the FFS layout - tends to assume sec-per-trk is fixed.
> But It Just Ain't So anymore. I'm not sure what can be done about it;
> I've been toying with some ideas, but they're all very fuzzy as yet.
I've wondered a bit if the FFS architecture might not be obsolete in
the light of the way disks now are built. Not being a file system
performance guru, I wouldn't know...