Subject: Re: DEV_B_SIZE
To: David Laight <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/01/2003 14:17:52
In message <>, David Laight writes:
>The only reason I can see for supporting 512byte reads is to allow
>them to to be used as system disks without requiring a BIOS update.
>I suspect that the only reason that the BSD systems don't support
>sector sizes other than 512 is a lack of test media.

What gave you the impression that we don't support anything but 512 bytes ?

I'm running a 2k sectorsize device right now.

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