Subject: Re: DEV_B_SIZE
To: David Schultz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Elischer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/31/2003 16:13:13
On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, David Schultz wrote:
> Thus spake Julian Elischer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > > contents of the sector are there. I think we would need to
> > > implement journalling to ensure integrity if hard drives were
> > > likely to corrupt sectors on power failure. (How often do they do
> > > this right now, and how often would they with 4K sectors?)
> > in this case teh journel would have to not only include the block being
> > written, but data on each side of it that may be in teh same 4k.
> > that implies a read..
> If you had to do that, then nearly every write would be a
> read-modify-write cycle. It would be far less painful
> to use 4K blocks or larger and align filesystem blocks
> to disk sectors.
But this is a case where "a filesystem using 512 byte blocks
would behave significanlty differently with one of these drives"
which is what he was asking.