Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/07/1999 22:10:11
At 9:16 Uhr +0200 07.10.1999, Todd Whitesel wrote:
>> Can someone propose a possible application for sector size != 2**n?
>Not really a proposal, but a historical note: Apple 800K disks are really
>528 bytes per sector; the extra 16 bytes were supposed to be used for some
>kind of disk recovery system that never saw the light of day.

In what sense? Somewhere on my harddisk there is a tool that can restore
filesystem metadata from 800K/HD20 disk tags.

I never tried it, though, and the iwm(4) driver silently ignores the tag bytes.


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