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Re: blocksizes

mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost (der Mouse) writes:

>> This can easily happen if you copy the image between disks with
>> different block sizes.

>Now _there_ is a valid argument for doing everything in terms of bytes
>(as was discussed briefly upthread).

The superblock already stores block sizes in terms of byte counts.

The problem is that it stores information that shouldn't be there but
which depends only on the underlying medium. If you change the medium
you invalidate that information.

The superblock stores lots of old and redundant cruft, mostly kept
for compatibility.

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

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