Subject: Re: DEV_B_SIZE
To: None <>
From: Steve Byan <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/31/2003 15:16:37
On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 02:08  PM, wrote:

> I get the sense that you want us to say "NOOOO this is HORRIBLE!!!"
> and you won't stop asking until we do ?
> You won't have that from this bloke at least.
> I don't know what the agenda you push are, but I'm not pushing it
> for you...

I keep getting a response that reads like "we'll detect the larger 
block size and run with it".  I'm concerned that I'm not being clear 
that IDEMA is thinking of proposing a backward-compatibility mode with 
the presumption that it will work fine (albeit slowly) with existing 
binaries, i.e. code that hasn't been modified to be aware of the larger 
block size.

If you think there are no functional problems with this 
backwards-compatibility scenario, including during recovery (fsck or 
journal roll-forward), I'd be happy to hear a clear "no problem".

Steve Byan <>
Design Engineer
Maxtor Corp.
MS 1-3/E23
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 770-3414