Subject: Re: Supporting sector size != DEV_BSIZE
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/2001 11:44:35
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On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 10:54:37AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > what disk it was. new drives (like 2-4GB or larger) doesn't accept
> > > any other settings that default.
> > Of course they do. The magic to change blocksize differs between
> > manufacturers, but usually there is some way to change it.
Uhm, there is a mode sense/mode set page with the format parameters. If the
functionality is there at all, it is supposed to be there.
> will it give more space with larger sectors?
I would be very surprised. If they do it at all, they just group more
logical 512-blocks together. Or split bigger data sectors into less parts.
E.g., some disks I have tried to remap only remap four 512-blocks at once,
so obviously the real blocksize (without FEC codes, crc etc.) is 2048.
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