Subject: Re: non-512-byte-sector devices vs. UBC
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christoph Badura <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1999 23:40:49
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chuck Silvers) writes:
>on a related note, it does seem odd that the current buf interface has
>the offset of the i/o (b_blkno) in sectors, but the size of the i/o
>(b_bcount) in bytes. it would be more consistent for both offset and size
>to have the same units. or are there devices that can read partial
>sectors, but only at the beginning of a sector?
Tape drives do that.
Christoph Badura www.netbsd.org
Anything that can be done in O(N) can be done in O(N^2).
-- Ralf Schuettau (after looking at a particular piece of code)