Subject: Re: non-512-byte-sector devices vs. UBC
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/07/1999 08:29:29
On Mon, 7 Jun 1999 08:22:38 -0700 (PDT)
"Eduardo E. Horvath" <email@example.com> wrote:
> The problem with solution #3 is that since sub-block accesses to some
> block devices such as SCSI disks are not possible they may cause the
> device to lock up. This needs to be prevented somehow, and if you go
> with #3 you need to specify how. Solution #2 handles this more gracefully.
The device driver would be able to check to see if the block # is a
multiple of the sector size, and reject the request if necessary.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>