Subject: Re: The demise of DEV BSIZE
To: None <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/07/1999 13:07:05
On Thu, 7 Oct 1999 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. :-)

Take care,