Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/10/1999 21:53:47
On Sun, Oct 10, 1999 at 02:59:26PM -0400, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> I'm concerned that even though there's some (odd) enthusiasam for the
> non-power-of-two block size, there are so few real-world examples of
> such things that the code is likely to not be well-tested, either now
> or in the future.
> Is it possible to make a modern drive use a (say) 509-byte sector for
> testing purposes?

I guess not.

modern harddisks are fixed-blocksize only... older could at least be switched
to differend POW block sizes.

All Floppy controlers that I know about but the Amiga one can't do this,