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Re: blocksizes

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:54:47PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 08:48:07PM +0100, Michael van Elst wrote:
>  > >      A quote, often attributed to Einstein, is, "Everything should be
>  > > made as simple as possible, but no simpler."  I can't help but feel
>  > > that this is making things simpler then they should be.
>  > 
>  > John, you misunderstand this.
>  > 
>  > NetBSD already uses DEV_BSIZE units to address disks. This is no
>  > change at all. We just need to use this in all places consistently
>  > which requires a few fixes.
>  > 
>  > Not using DEV_BSIZE requires to change how things work now.
> He is right in the long run, though.

You may think that the way NetBSD works is "a hack" as Izumi Tsutsui
put it. But the argument that keeping things they way they are suddenly
makes them too simple is just nonsense.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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