Subject: Re: Disklabel and non 512-byte media
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steve Woodford <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/2006 12:17:49
On Saturday 14 October 2006 09:17, David Laight wrote:
> I think you need to add code to stop other parts of the system trying
> to use non-512 byte sectors. At least until the 'correct' disk
> formats have been determined.
> For instance all the code to access mbr extended partitions is likely
> wrong. and anything to do with UFS.
Well, addressing the latter is best done as part of dealing with the
whole fixed DEV_BSIZE problem. I'm not going there right now (if ever).
> IMHO disklabels should be specified is the units that the disklabel
> reports as the sector size. With the requirement that all partition
> boundaries be on physical sector boundaries.
I'm inclined to agree. But the translation into DEV_BSIZE units must have
been there for a reason. I'll remove it locally to see what breaks.