Subject: Re: The demise of DEV_BSIZE
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/11/1999 16:24:56
On 10 Oct 1999, 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?

We have some drives which can be formatted to any even block size, even
ones which aren't 2**n, so we could test this. And it might be a good

Take care,