Subject: Re: The demise of DEV BSIZE
To: None <CaptnZilog@aol.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/07/1999 13:07:05
On Thu, 7 Oct 1999 CaptnZilog@aol.com wrote:
> I presume that the "power of two" idea would allow block sizes of 256, 512,
> 1024, 2048,... etc. It would be nice to support other sector sizes though,
> since other systems (as in, I believe, the old Apollo/Domain systems) use a
> 1.5K (1536) byte sector size. Just a thought for consideration...
> Supporting a mountable Domain filesystem might be more hassle than its worth,
> but the kernel should at least support accessing it via an external program
> running against the raw disk device.
The non-power-of-2 code should support 1.5K sectors, though I have no way
of testing. :-)