Subject: Re: Disks with 128 or 256 bytes per sector
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2001 10:42:45
On Thu, 31 May 2001, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 07:39:55PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > > > mapping to 512 byte sectors. (Like the firmware of SCSI CDROM drives in
> > > > 512 byte per sector mode.) A first look at disk(9) did not gave me
> > > > a hint.
> > >
> > > As far as I know, We're limited to 512 bytes/sector for now.
> > is it minimum or "the only good(TM)" value?
> The only good. At least for ffs, lfs and friends.
It's not ffs or lfs's fault. The problem is that the BSD kernel was
designed to only support one size of disk blocks, DEV_BSIZE. You can use
1k-sector disks with NetBSD, jsut right now ALL your disks have to be
What you can't do now is mix & match. Say have 2k scsi disks and 512 byte